Wabi Sabi

Taking Dance Off the Stage & Into the Community

Created by Atlanta Ballet Company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi challenges new audiences, fosters the next generation of choreographic talent, and pushes the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works. By seeking a collaboration of art forms, Atlanta Ballet furthers its commitment to educating audiences and inspiring the community.

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 city's own emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues for amazing outdoor performances that bring art to the people.
 

Upcoming Performances

Event Date & Time Location Details

PRELUDE to too

Friday, May 29 | 8-9pm and Saturday, May 30 | 6-7pm & 9-10pm Historic Rhodes Theatre

Set within the walls of Midtown Atlanta’s historic Rhodes Theatre, Backside of the Tent Productions, in partnership with Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi, will present an hour-long contemporary performance that will merge dance, theater, and circus in a unique, interactive experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to observe the artists’ creative process as they prepare for the grand premiere of “too,” set to debut August 2015.

Click here to purchase tickets. Special seating: $47.57, General seating: $37.22, Standing room: $16.52

Wabi Sabi Presents Trip the Light Fantastic at Atlanta Botanical Garden Thursday, June 18 | 7pm-sunset Atlanta Botanical Garden Click here for information on the venue. Performance is included with admission to the Garden. This performance is in conjunction with the Bruce Monroe: Light installation in the Garden.
Wabi Sabi Residency & Master Classes at Sautee Nacoochee Sunday, July 26 - Saturday, August 1 Sautee Nacoochee Residency includes Master Classes with Wabi Sabi Ballet Master and Company dancer John Welker. Details coming soon.
Wabi Sabi Performance at Sautee Nacoochee Saturday, August 1 | 7:30pm Sautee Nacoochee Historic Gym Ticket information and additional details coming soon.
Wabi Sabi at the High Friday, August 21 | 7pm-sunset Woodruff Art Center's Sifly Piazza This event is FREE. Click here for directions. This performance is in conjunction with the High Museum's Los Trompos installation.
Wabi Sabi at Serenbe Sunday, August 23 | 5pm Serenbe Playhouse Ticket information and additional details coming soon.
Wabi Sabi at the High Friday, November 6 | Time TBD Woodruff Art Center's Sifly Piazza This event is FREE. Click here for directions. This performance is in conjunction with the High Museum's Los Trompos installation.
 

 

Wabi Sabi is generously supported by

   

 

Kiara Felder, Jackie Nash, and Brandon Nguyen. Photo by Jonah Hooper. Costume design by Tamara Cobus.