Four Seasons (pre)views

Atlanta Ballet shows edge: New season debuts with bold work to attract younger crowd. By Cynthia Perry, for the AJC

Cyborg humans, or a cloned super-race, seem unusual subjects for ballet. But choreographer Wayne McGregor doesn’t shy away from such radical ideas. His relentlessly driving “EDEN/EDEN,” set to music from composer Steve Reich’s video opera “Three Tales,” alludes to this stark, futuristic vision through a rush of images and a movement style that, like most of McGregor’s ground-breaking works, pushes the body past its physical limits. Click here to read full article.

For the love of dance: Atlanta Ballet gears up for magical season By Stacey L. Evans Cobb Life Magazine “Startling, imaginative, very unique and special.” These are words Artistic Director John McFall used to describe the upcoming 2011-12 season of the Atlanta Ballet, whose home is the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. “The earmark for the season that kind of distinguishes it overall is that we’re presenting choreographers from all around the globe that we haven’t had the privilege of ringing into our repertoire,” McFall said. “So you don’t have to travel to Paris or London or Amsterdam or wherever — we’re going to bring the experience right here to Atlanta and the region.” Click here to read full article.

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