Wabi Sabi

Dance in the Real World

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 performances are free public concerts performed at Atlanta Ballet's Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and other venues throughout the city.

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.

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Event Date & Time Location Details
Lancaster Music Festival July 22, 2014 at 8 pm Lancaster, OH Click here for details. This is a ticketed event.
Ballet Master Class with Atlanta Ballet's John Welker July 28, 2014
10a - 12p
Historic Gym at Sautee Nacoochee Center Click here for details and to register. $20. Limit 25 people.
Contemporary Master Class with Atlanta Ballet's John Welker July 29, 2014
10a - 12 p
Historic Gym at Sautee Nacoochee Center Click here for details and to register. $20. Limit 25 people.
Wabi Sabi Performance

August 2, 2014

7:30 pm

Historic Gym at Sautee Nacoochee Center Click here for details and to purchase tickets. $20 members, $24 non-members, $5 under 16 yrs old.
Cocktails in the Garden August 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm Atlanta Botanical Garden

Click here for directions to the Garden and entry tickets.

Mi Casa, Your Casa August 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm High Museum of Art Atlanta

FREE!

Click here for details. The performance is part of an installation in the piazza.

Mi Casa, Your Casa August 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm High Museum of Art Atlanta

FREE!

Click here for details. The performance is part of an installation in the piazza.

Decatur Book Festival August 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm Downtown Decatur

FREE!

Click here for more information about the festival.

Cocktails in the Garden September 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm Atlanta Botanical Garden Click here for directions to the Garden and entry tickets.

Wabi Sabi is generously supported by

     

 

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