2021 Season Performances Move to Winter and Spring of 2022
The Company will instead present a mix of virtual and outdoor performances featuring new works and past favorites between February and May 2021.
All originally announced 20 | 21 Season programming – including Giselle, Firebird, and Stars and Stripes, is postponed and will be moved to new dates in winter and spring of 2022.
“Considering the current surge in COVID-19 cases and after consulting with health officials, it has become clear that we cannot safely present the remainder of the season in the theatre as planned,” says Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. “While there is nothing more we want than to perform on-stage and in-person, the health and safety of our patrons, dancers, staff and crew is our absolute priority. We will continue to develop creative ways to evolve and connect with audiences as we all adapt to a new way of living and dancing during a pandemic.”
Atlanta Ballet has organized alternative ways for audiences to safely experience the joy of dance. In partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University and GSUTV, Atlanta Ballet will present Silver Linings – a choreographic initiative featuring a variety of original pieces created by Atlanta Ballet dancers on Atlanta Ballet dancers. These two events will be livestreamed to the public via GSUTV on Friday, February 12, and Friday, March 19, 2021.
“The pandemic has produced so many obstacles and challenges, but we continue to trust that it is possible for something good to come from it. In our case, it has provided an opportunity for many of our dancers to discover and experiment with their own choreographic voices,” Nedvigin said. “I can’t help but consider this kind of creative energy and artistic inspiration a silver lining of this otherwise devastating situation.”
“We face a challenging financial reality, but hope that – with the support of our patrons and community – Atlanta Ballet will return to the stage in fall of 2021,” said Atlanta Ballet President & CEO Arturo Jacobus. “Atlanta Ballet has been performing for more than 91 years, and we do not plan to stop now."