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 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.

Upcoming Performances

Event Date & Time Location Details
Decatur Book Festival August 31, 2014
4:30pm-5pm
Downtown Decatur

FREE!

Click here for more information about the festival.

Click here for the list of pieces being performed and casting.

Healthy Living Day September 7, 2014
at 5 pm
Atlanta Ballet's Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

FREE!

Click here for more information about this third annual day of free dance classes, nutrition seminars, and performances!

*Festivities start at 12 pm with performances beginning at 5 pm.

Cocktails in the Garden Sept 18, 2014
7:30pm-8:30pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden Click here for directions to the Garden and entry tickets.
Moon Dance October 11, 2014
7pm-10pm
Atlanta Ballet's Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to this third annual Centre for Dance Education fundraiser.

 

 

 

Wabi Sabi is generously supported by

     

 

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