See Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi Again This Summer!

About Wabi Sabi

Created by Atlanta Ballet veteran Company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works by the next generation of choreographic talent.  Wabi Sabi allows Atlanta Ballet an opportunity to present new work that enhances the scope of the existing repertory, while offering new artistic challenges to its Company members.  Wabi Sabi removes dance from the stage and into alternative venues around Atlanta.

Wabi Sabi takes its name from a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in the sincerity, simplicity, and integrity of the natural world.  As one of the newest dance initiatives in Atlanta, Wabi Sabi combines our emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues for amazing outdoor performances that bring art to the people.
 

Upcoming Performances

Culture Shock Saturday, July 27
8:30 pm and 9:30 pm
High Museum Click here for more information
Party in the Garden

featuring Q&A with

 - John Welker, Wabi Sabi
ballet master & Company dancer
- Greg Dolbashian, guest
choreographer & artistic director of The DASH Ensemble
- whitespace artists Ann Stewart and Matt Gilbert

Thursday, August 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
whitespace gallery

Free admission

More information coming soon

Cocktails in the Garden Thursday, August 15
6 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden Click here for more information
Community Event Saturday, August 17
7:30 pm
Sautee Nacoochee Center - Historic Gym Click here for more information and tickets.
Cocktails in the Garden Thursday, August 22
6 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden Click here for more information

Choreographers

Jennifer Archibald (guest), founder and director of Arch Dance Company in NYC

Greg Dolbashian (guest), artistic director of The DASH Ensemble

Rachelle Scott (guest), Juilliard graduate and member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance

Michael Smith (guest), former dancer with Jeffrey Ballet in Chicago

Heath Gill, Atlanta Ballet dancer

Tara Lee, Atlanta Ballet dancer

John Welker, Atlanta Ballet dancer & Wabi Sabi ballet master
 

Video

Wabi Sabi in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens | video by Brian Wallenberg

Wabi Sabi & Power2Give.org | video by Brian Wallenberg

Wabi Sabi 2012 | video by Brian Wallenberg

Wabi Sabi 2011 ft a work by Jonah Hooper | video by Brian Wallenberg

Bodies of Art - a fundraiser event for ArtsATL.com with Felipe Barral, Wabi Sabi & Atlanta Music Project | video by Felipe Barral

 

Reviews and Press

ArtsATL

"The year in review: Atlanta dance goes “Off the Edge” with innovation, new voices"

"Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi returns to familiar turf at Atlanta Botanical Garden"

"Review: Wabi Sabi and Atlanta Botanical Garden make for some enchanted evening"

"The ArtsATL Q&A: John Welker on Atlanta Ballet, Wabi Sabi and life after dance"

"Review: Atlanta Ballet joins site-specific trend with "Wabi Sabi" at Botanical Garden"


Creative Loafing

"The Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi bids summer farewell at the Botanical Garden"

"Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi to perform at the Botanical Garden"

"Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi to perform in North Georgia"
 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Atlanta Ballet’s John Welker leaps in many new directions"


Burnaway

"Wabi Sabi Searches for Its Signature at Atlanta Botanical Garden"

"Wabi Sabi at Atlanta Botanical Gardens 6/21/2012"

"Wabi Sabi Dancing at Sautee Nacoochee Center 6/16/2012"


Wabi Sabi is generously supported by Corps de Ballet.

   

 

Image: Lisa Barrieau and Brandon Nguyen. Photo by Jonah Hooper.

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