Press Alert: ArtsATL Previews Modern Choreographic Voices with Spotlight on Dancer Nadia Mara

Click here to read Scott Freeman's spotlight on dancer Nadia Mara and his unique experience with Minus 16, one of the featured works on the Modern Choreographic Voices 2015 program.

"We talked during a lunch break last week, moments after the company had completed a rehearsal run-through of Minus 16. She told me the point of the audience interaction is to bring them into the experience and out of their comfort zone, to challenge them to do something they wouldn’t normally do. The dancers aren’t allowed to touch their partners, or speak to them. It’s all about finding an instant connection and, hopefully, pulling the audience member out of their inhibitions."

Atlanta Ballet dancer Nadia Mara and ArtsATL's Scott Freeman perform in Ohad Naharin's Minus 16. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

Click here to read The Marietta Daily Journal feature on the show, which includes Ohad Naharin's Minus 16, Gina Patterson's Quietly Walking, and Alexei Ratmansky's Seven Sonatas.

"Modern Choreographic Voices is an evolution of the program created by Atlanta Ballet in 2010, then titled “Ignition: New Choreographic Voices.” Over the past five seasons, artistic director John McFall has molded the program into a barometer of what’s new and exciting in the dance world, presenting new works by up-and-coming artists as well as premieres by modern day greats."