Atlanta GA Events – The Atlanta Ballet 2012 – 2013 Schedule is highlighted by the long-awaited return of Michael Pink’s Dracula and the North American premiere of the critically acclaimed reinterpretation of Carmina Burana by Choreographer David Bintley.
After a landmark 2011-12 season, with premieres from world-renowned choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor, Atlanta Ballet matches last season’s excitement with an equally imaginative and bold cast of choreographers and premieres.
Of particular note is the Atlanta Ballet debut of Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, known for his innovative “Gaga” movement language that focuses on establishing mind-body connection. Naharin, who is also artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers and his choreography has been performed on stages all over the world.
For the first time ever, Atlanta Ballet will begin its season in December with Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Company has also added a one-hour family performance of Cinderella at the Gwinnett Preforming Arts Center (a first for the company) and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.
Atlanta Ballet’s 2012 – 2013 Schedule
ATLANTA BALLET’S NUTCRACKER (Full-evening Ballet)
December 7-26, 2012 | Fabulous Fox Theatre
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
A Look Into Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker
The season begins with the return of Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, sponsored by Belk, Inc. Presenting more than 250 of Atlanta’s young dancers, this extravagant production ushers in the season with performances by the Dew Drop Fairy, Rat King, Handsome Nutcracker Prince, and Dancing Snowflakes. The Atlanta Ballet Orchestra will perform live for all performances.
CINDERELLA (One-hour Family Performance)
January 4-6, 2013 | NEW VENUE: Gwinnett Performing Arts Center
AND February 16-17, 2013 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta Ballet is delighted to present the classic rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella as a magical one-hour ballet experience for the entire family. Featuring the professional company and fellowship dancers from Atlanta Ballet’s Centre for Dance Education, this timeless masterpiece is sure to be a family treat.
DRACULA (Full-evening Ballet)
February 8–16, 2013 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Back by popular demand, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, is Atlanta Ballet’s take on this tale of seduction and surrender. From the gripping original score, complete with howls of wolves and haunting heartbeat, to the thrilling sets and sensuous costumes– Dracula is a lush cinematic work with the masterful Count at its rich and bloody heart.
NEW CHOREOGRAPHIC VOICES (Mixed Repertory)
Featuring Atlanta Ballet premieres by choreographers Ohad Naharin and Gina Patterson
March 22-24, 2013 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Enjoy an evening of premieres from some of the best and most talented choreographers in the world. These premieres promise a look at the bold, new directions in the world of contemporary dance with Atlanta Ballet at the forefront. Naharin’s inventive, lushly layered movement vocabulary have made him a favorite guest artist in dance companies around the world and marked him as a preeminent choreographer. Patterson is back creating a second world premiere for Atlanta Ballet after 2011’s Quietly Walking, which was called a “polished balletic masterpiece” by Dance Informa Magazine.
DAVID BINTLEY’S CARMINA BURANA (Full-evening Ballet)
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
April 12–14, 2013 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and the Georgia State University Singers
Dazzling and inventive, David Bintley provides an exquisite, modern interpretation of Carmina Burana that is filled with surprises. Set to a resounding original score by Carl Orff, the ballet follows three seminarians as the pleasures of the flesh lead them to question their faith.
LOVE STORIES (Mixed Repertory)
May 10–12, 2013 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta Ballet explores the theme of love through both classic and innovative choreography. Highlighting the athleticism and passion of Atlanta Ballet’s dancers, these performances find new meaning in the world’s greatest love stories.
Season ticket packages range from $92 to $435 and are on sale now. To order season tickets, call 404-892-3303, or visit www.atlantaballet.com/subscribe. Single tickets go on sale late summer 2012. For more information on Atlanta Ballet’s current and upcoming season, visit Atlanta Ballet at www.atlantaballet.com.
Atlanta Ballet 2012-13 Season Special Events:
2012 Corps de Ballet Luncheon
Monday, September 24, 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
2013 Atlanta Ballet Ball
Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel Buckhead
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Founded in 1929, Atlanta Ballet is one of the premier dance companies in the country and the official state Ballet of Georgia. Atlanta Ballet’s eclectic repertoire spans ballet history, highlighted by beloved classics and inventive originals. After 82 years, Atlanta Ballet continues its commitment to share and educate audiences on the empowering joy of dance. In 1996, Atlanta Ballet opened the Centre for Dance Education and is dedicated to nurturing young dancers while providing an outlet for adults to express their creativity. The Centre serves over 150,000 people in metro Atlanta each year. Atlanta Ballet’s roots remain firmly grounded in the Atlanta community and continue to play a vital role in the city’s cultural growth and revitalization.