Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

July 7, 2011

Jorma Elo presents at Wolf Trap

The Vienna, VA-based national park for the performing arts, Wolf Trap, is looking forward to presenting Jorma Elo's "OVERGLOW," performed by the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.  One of the hottest choreographers in the world, Elo commissions new works for a variety of dance companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Royal Danish Ballet, State Theatre Nuremberg (Germany) and Norwegian National Ballet, as well as Aspen Santa Fe.

A commission to create a brand new ballet for a boutique troupe like Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a really big deal, even for a well established choreographer like Jorma Elo. In order for the Finnish-born dance maker to continue to dazzle with his ground-breaking, technique-busting contemporary dance works, he's gotta have 'em: commissions. [Check out the full article at Huffingtonpost.com.]

Elo will join Atlanta Ballet in March to present the company premiere of First Flash, featured along with James Kudelka's Man in Black and Christopher Wheeldon's Rush.

The most celebrated choreographers in the world are Here. Now. In Atlanta. For more information visit atlantaballet.com.

Pictured: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Photo credit: Heather Rousseau