Carmina Burana Opens Friday, April 12 - See What’s in Store with Press Previews and Video!

Atlanta Ballet is excited to present the North American premiere of David Bintley's Carmina Burana April 12-14. This is not your typical classical work. David Bintley's energetic version of this morality tale is cutting-edge and relevant for modern audiences. Get a sneak peek into what you are going to see in the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre this weekend:

"Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s 'Carmina Burana' takes a walk on the wild side to temptation," ArtsATL - click here

"Bintley brings fun, passion to ‘Carmina Burana,’" The AJC - click here

"‘Carmina Burana’ explores faith, flesh," The Marietta Daily Journal - click here

It takes a village to build the set of a North American Premiere

Click on the image below to watch this exciting time lapse video of Atlanta Ballet production staff assembling the magnificent Carmina Burana set. This video shows you about a day's worth of work in 4 minutes. Philip Prowse designed the set for David Bintley and Birmingham Royal Ballet; it then traveled from the UK to Atlanta on two freight ships.

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"David Bintley's Carmina Burana: Load In;" video by Brian Wallenberg.
Rachel Van Buskirk as Fortuna. Photo by Brian Wallenberg.


Kathleen Bingaman

I was very disappointed with the performance of Carmina Burana - in particular the costumes were disruptive, distracting and ultimately disgusting.  This has always been one of my favorite pieces by the Ballet and I was appalled at the tasteless and inappropriate costuming.  It made it vitually impossible to see the incredible choreography and dancing.  There were parts of the event that were stunning and revelatory but too much of it was lost because of the abysimal costuming.  I am the first to admit that I am much more a fan of traditional ballet - but I do appreciate modern ballet and modern dance so that was not a deal-breaker for me.  However, this performance is making my daughter and me seriously reconsider renewing our Season tickets

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