January 31, 2012
February 10 – 19, 2012
Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
DYNAMIC DINING & DANCE/ $50 per person. Indulge in a 3 course menu with a sophisticated spin at SOUTH CITY KITCHEN-Vinings Followed by an evening of dance, music, and fantasy with Twyla Tharp's "The Princess and the Goblin." $50 per person includes a 3 course meal and priority seating(tax, tip, and alcohol not included).
Over her long and illustrious career, Twyla Tharp has brought ballet into the popular imagination the world over and her work has changed the face of modern dance. Tharp’s defining new ballet, adapted from the 19th century fairytale by George MacDonald, is a compelling story of courage and forgiveness. Arrogant King Papa has let his vanity get the best of him. As he and his courtiers increasingly absorb themselves with frivolous parties and protocols, they remain oblivious to the disturbing fact that their own children have gone missing. Unable to make King Papa realize his arrogance and ignorance, young Princess Irene decides to take action. Together with her Great Grandmother, her best friend Curdie, and a little bit of faith, Irene ventures deep into the underworld – the Goblin kingdom – to rescue the forgotten children. Proving that faith and goodness can triumph over evil and tyranny, Irene frees the children and teaches the adults a valuable lesson about humility and forgiveness.
Tony and Emmy Award-winning Twyla Tharp has choreographed more than 135 dances, five Hollywood movies, directed and choreographed four Broadway shows and written three books. Tharp has collaborated with director Milos Forman on Hair, Ragtime and Amadeus, with Taylor Hackford on White Nights and with James Brooks on I’ll Do Anything, and she co-directed the award-winning TV special Baryshnikov by Tharp. Performed by companies around the world, her dances are known for wit, technical precision and a streetwise nonchalance. Get a peek at rehearsals for The Princess and the Goblin.