AJC Previews Atlanta Ballet's "High Tech," New Nutcracker

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stepped into the Atlanta Ballet studios to talk with Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin about our brand-new, breakthrough production of The Nutcracker. Learn more about the inspiration for taking on the immense project of creating a new version of this holiday classic and why this production is different from other versions of The Nutcracker gracing other stages around the world!

"The production team includes Tony Award-winning video/projection designer Finn Ross, Tony-nominated set designer Tom Pye and lighting designer David Finn. The $3.7 million production promises to enhance the dance with projected imagery and other state-of-the-art technological effects.

'As technology moves on, artists develop new skills. Technology inspires creatives to explore new borders of their imagination onstage. Yuri is a master of this. The projections and visual enhancements will only help him bring the dancers up front,' says Nedvigin." 

- Curt Holman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Choreographer Yuri Possokhov working with the Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.