Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi in the Press

Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi is in its seventh year and has built up quite a following since John Welker founded the summer troupe in 2011. Each year brings Atlanta audiences something different, and this month features new venues, live music, aerial arts, and world premieres. Check out some of the early press below, then join us Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 7pm for a series of free short performances on the BeltLine or get your tickets to the full Wabi Sabi show at Serenbe Playhouse on Sunday, August 21 at 5pm.

Click here for ArtsATL's "Preview: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi returns with premiere of new work by Sean Hilton."

"Welker approached Hilton several months ago to ask him to do Wabi Sabi’s world premiere piece for this season. 'I just started getting ideas, thoughts and feelings about morality as mutation,' Hilton says. 'Many choreographers talk about getting back to the animalistic side; I wanted to ponder the other side of that.'"

Click here for Pointe Magazine's interview with Company dancer Kiara Felder.

"'I have to be ready to adapt to everything that is thrown at me–from steps to different performance environments. The ground might be sloped, the space might be smaller, and there might not be an “offstage.” But I feel more fearless when I return to Atlanta Ballet’s regular season.'"

Kiara Felder. Photo by Jonah Hooper. Costume design by Tamara Cobus.