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.

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Upcoming Performances

Event Date & Time Location Details
Wabi Sabi Presents WHIM at the High Friday, November 6 | 7pm The High Museum of Arts' Robinson Atrium, Stent Wing

This event is FREE. Click here for directions. This performance is in conjunction with the High Museum's Los Trompos (Spinning Tops) and High Fashion – A Launch Party for Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

The program includes Robyn Mineko Williams' Fields Magnetic, Nathan Griswold's Two and a Half Songs, and John Welker's Night of the Flying Horses. Click here for casting.



Wabi Sabi is generously supported by



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

*Program subject to change.