Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

April 28, 2011

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[slideshow]HOME IN 7 : Artist Statements + Rehearsal PhotosAtlanta is the inspiration behind choreographer Amy Seiwert’s world premiere Home in 7, which brings the southern, international city to life through spoken word, music and movement based on seven poems by prize-winning poet and Morehouse graduate Marc Bamuthi Joseph. In addition to Joseph, Seiwert has also enlisted acclaimed violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR).“This collaboration has been unlike anything I have ever undertaken,” said Seiwert. “Bamuthi composed this gift of poetry weaving a landscape of Atlanta. This poetry leads me on a journey from laughter to tears to hope, and transforming these words into a physical manifestation challenged me in incredible ways. I am a better choreographer, artist and person because of this opportunity.”“I attended Morehouse in the years leading up to the staging of the Olympic Games,” said Joseph, “and was radically inspired by the intersection of economic growth, black civic leadership, and cultural transition. Beyond my own time here, I honor the historic and present role that the city has had in shaping American culture, and wanted to celebrate the textures of the city that you don't necessarily see in the Hartsfield postcard shop.”Home in 7 rehearsal photos by Charlie McCullers.