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
Off the Edge featuring Wabi Sabi performance of Jennifer Archibald's "Sweet Sorrows"

Friday, January 31 at 8 pm

Rialto Center for the Arts at GSU This is a ticketed event. Click here to purchase tickets and details about other performers.

Wabi Sabi is generously supported by



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