Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

January 26, 2012

Off the EDGE

Fri, Jan 27 & Sat, Jan 28, 8:00 PM                         Off the EDGE   The Rialto's Inaugural Contemporary Performance Event The Rialto takes the leap into a weeklong festival of cutting-edge performance presented by Georgia State's Rialto Center, Kennesaw State University, and gloATL, and curated by dance visionary Lauri Stallings, rupturing Atlanta with the power of movement. The kick-off Roundtable at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, artists to artists workshops, Edge/PUBLIC, an all-Atlanta artists free to the public performance series in Woodruff Park, and the International Guest Artists Series, occurring for 2 nights at the Rialto Center, and featuring LarLubovitch Dance Company, Gallim Dance, zoe|juniper, and Keigwin+Company, among others, this ambitious, first of its kind performance occasion is one that lovers of dance will not want to miss. Visit for complete details. Participating Artists:  Lar Lubovitich (NY), Barak Marshall (Tel Aviv/L.A.), Out of Hand Theater (ATL), Full Radius Dance (ATL), Gallim Dance (NY), Staib Dance (ATL), zoe/juniper (Seattle), Judy Gordon/Georgia Tech School of Architecture (ATL), Keigwin+Co (NY), Bernard Jackson/SCAD (ATL), Haverty Object Theater (ATL), Bent Frequency (ATL), LIFT (ATL), Casey Lynch (ATL), Ivan Pulinkala/KSU, John Welker/Atlanta Ballet/Wabi Sabi and gloATL. Hosts:  CORE, Dance Canvas, Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Emory Dance, Full Radius Dance, Spelman College Department of Drama & Dance. For more information, please write us at  Get Your Tickets Nowat 404-413-9849 or 

January 23, 2012


 Intermediate/ Advanced Contemporary Class with Emily Christianson Tuesdays 8:15- 9:45 pmMidtown location 1695 Marietta Blvd Atlanta GA 30318 In this class we will strive to create a finely-tuned, expressive body that is able to move through a variety of dynamic ranges with ease and efficiency.  Beginning with a simple yet thorough floor warm-up to open the body, the class will progress to the vertical plane where we will experience the risks of weight-shifting, release, fall, and rebound alongside equally satisfying technical, neutral, and precise movements.   Class will culminate in a wildly spacious, fully embodied phrase in which emphasis is placed on achieving movement clarity while cultivating one's unique individuality as a mover.  About Emily Christianson:  Movement has been a central part of Emily’s life since she can remember.  She has a minor in dance choreography and performance from the University of Tennessee-- Knoxville, but most of her training took place in New York City, where she studied postmodern and contemporary techniques and performed with Mary Seidman and Dancers, Mark Lamb Dance, and Noémie Lafrance, among many others.  An Atlanta resident since 2006, Emily was a member of Gathering Wild Dance Company and gloATL, before focusing her career on making dances and working collaboratively with other artists.   Emily premiered her first full-length dance production Shaken in September 2011.   This Tuesday evening contemporary class will pave the way for an ongoing movement project with dancers from the community that is fueled by a common desire for exploring many movement possibilities while celebrating the ruggedness of the individual within a collective moving experience.