Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

November 10, 2011

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

The air is cool and crisp.  The trees are shedding their rust-colored leaves. It's sweater and boots weather, ya'll!  And that can only mean one thing... It's almost Nutcracker season! The characters from Atlanta Ballet's Nutcracker have joined Twitter! Follow them and keep up to date on all things Nutcracker...just make sure Rat King behaves himself!Everyone loves a man in uniform.  When I'm not leading my faithful band of toy soldiers into battle against the Rat King, I'm the constant companion to young Marya Petrov.  Nutcrackers like me have been around since the 19th century, and I hope to continue that legacy and spread holiday cheer for many years to come! Follow me on Twitter: @NutcrackerATL    I may be a gigantic rodent, but I enjoy the finer things in life: cheese, storm drains, and bossing around my minions.  Every story needs a villain, and I am happy to oblige.  Maybe it's my mischievous grin, my long ratty toes, or my scraggly fur, but I'm perfect rat to make things difficult for the valiant Nutcracker. Follow me on Twitter: @RatKingATL    While the Sugar Candy Kingdom is my home, I enjoy spending the holidays at the Fox Theatre with my friends Marya and Nutcracker.  Since Tchaikovsky composed a little number just for me, my Cavalier joins me each year for our iconic pas de deux. Follow me on Twitter: @SugarPlumATL [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvWtYaYq6FU] Tickets are on sale now.

November 1, 2011

CDE Observation Week: Oct 31-Nov 5

Check out what our students have been up to in the studios this year.  Parents of enrolled students are invited to observe classes from October 31- November 5 at all three Atlanta Ballet Centre locations.  For more information about Observation week, contact Betsy Rothermel. About Atlanta Ballet's Centre for Dance Education     Founded in 1996, the Centre provides an opportunity for everyone in the community, no matter what their age or experience, to discover the joys of dance. The Centre instills confidence and self-awareness that will help anyone achieve their goals and dreams.  Since its founding, the Centre has become one of the top ten dance education facilities in the country and continues to set a high standard for excellence. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, the Centre has world-class faculty and a challenging and comprehensive curriculum designed to inspire future dancers. Students also receive the special benefit of being able to rehearse with and observe the professional company and learn the ins-and-outs of being a professional dancer. Click here to download the 11|12 student handbook. Enrollment is on-going.  If you are interested in giving your child the gift of dance this year, contact the Registrar at 404.873.5811 x310 or email brothermel@atlantaballet.com. Visit any of our three locations: Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre 1695 Marietta Boulevard NW Atlanta, GA 30318 404.873.5811 Buckhead Centre 4279 Roswell Road Suite 703 Atlanta, GA 30342 404.303.1501 Cobb Centre 2000 Powers Ferry Road Suite G4 Marietta, GA 30067 678.213.5000

October 28, 2011

Pierre Rigal’s ASPHALTE at the Rialto

Sunday, October 30 at 5pm The Rialto Center for the Arts  Click here for tickets. This year, Atlanta Ballet has assembled some of the world’s most celebrated choreographers for our 11-12 season. From dance legend Twyla Tharp to ballet’s newest rising stars, this season will bring you to the forefront of dance today. As a part of this movement to bring current, provocative dance to Atlanta, we encourage you to explore the wide range of dance events that the city has to offer this year. The Rialto Center for the Arts and France-Atlanta present an exciting new work from French choreographer Pierre Rigal. As one of the premiere up-and-coming choreographers in France today, Rigal is known for utilizing his untraditional background as an economics and mathematics student at University of Barcelona and a student of cinema at the Ecole Supérieure d’Audiovisuel de Toulouse to inform his highly contemporary and theatrical works. Pierre Rigal’s Asphalte weaves together high-energy elements of hip-hop and contemporary dance with an artistic light show, making it a true multi-media creation. The work, which originally debuted in 2009 at the Suresnes Cités Danse Festival in France, is an exploration of modern urban reality as animated by a troupe of five young dancers, known as the Compagnie Derniere Minute.Pre-show event starts at 7 PM with gloATL artists! Post-Show Wine and Cheese Reception included in the ticket price! 

October 17, 2011

Four Seasons (pre)views

Atlanta Ballet shows edge: New season debuts with bold work to attract younger crowd. By Cynthia Perry, for the AJCCyborg 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.Season tickets and single tickets are still available. Click here for more information.