Atlanta Ballet Representing the U.S. in International Dance Festival in China!

For the first time in a decade, Atlanta Ballet will be heading abroad on a major international tour in fall 2013.

Atlanta Ballet will join 11 other companies from around the world for China’s inaugural “International Ballet Season” hosted by the National Ballet of China in October/November 2013. Atlanta Ballet is the only dance organization from the United States to participate in the event, which includes seven performances at various venues throughout Beijing, China. Click here for the full press release.

“We are honored to have the extraordinary opportunity to visit China and represent our city and state abroad,” said Atlanta Ballet artistic director John McFall. “The birth of this festival speaks volumes about the energy, enthusiasm and vision of the Chinese dance community, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of the movement. We are also looking forward to being a part of the rich exchange of ideas and culture. I’m positive that our time there will impact the Company in profound ways, and it’s inspiring to know that we’ll be able to bring those experiences back to our patrons.”
- John McFall, Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director

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"Atlanta Ballet packs its bags for China, with seven November performances set for Beijing"
by Gillian Anne Renault


Pas de deux from George Balanchine’s patriotic Stars & Stripes
Christopher Wheeldon’s neo-classical Rush
Atlanta Ballet resident choreographer Helen Pickett’s Prayer of Touch
Wedding night pas de deux from Stanton Welch’s Madame Butterfly


Beijing Tianqiao Theatre

Peking University Hall Theatre

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