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 most exciting 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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Upcoming Performances

Event Date & Time Location Details
Wabi Sabi on the BeltLine Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 5-7pm Atlanta BeltLine Enjoy a sampling of musical and dance performances at various points along the trail! Additional details coming soon. This event is FREE!
Rooftop Performance & Party Saturday, August 6, 2016 | 7-10pm (performance is 8:00-9:00pm) Ponce City Market Rooftop Join us for a rooftop program of dance, live music, and aerial arts. Stay afterwards to meet the performers! Click here to purchase tickets.
Wabi Sabi at Serenbe Sunday, August 21, 2016 | 5pm Serenbe Playhouse  Click here to purchase tickets!


Wabi Sabi is generously supported by



Yoomi Kim. Photo by Jonah Hooper. Costume design by Tamara Cobus.

*Program subject to change.