Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

September 13, 2011

Get in Shape with Atlanta Ballet

 Looking for a fun new way to get into shape?  Check out Atlanta Ballet's adult classes - and no, they're not all ballet classes. Click here for pricing and package information.   Click here for a full class schedule. For more information, contact the Adult Division Coordinator at smaiolo@atlantaballet.com or 404.873.5811 x106. Check out some of this fall's hottest classes:Urban Fitness and Relaxation Get your healthiest body while toning up to popular dance music! This class takes you on a complete journey from high intensity dance beats to a relaxing conclusion that will free the body from tension and anxiety. It's a fun and fulfilling hour that is the perfect way to rid yourself of stress and clear your mind! This month, Urban Fitness and Relaxation is the featured class - bring a friend to any class for FREE in September! Hours/Location Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm at Buckhead StudioDance Fitness The Dance Fitness class is based on the Horton Modern Dance technique to stretch, fortify and strengthen the body. The technique combines elements of Yoga and Pilates for a complete total body workout.  It is geared toward the adult who is interested in dance as a form of exercise but does not include all the complications associated with it. It is fully adaptable to the non-dancer. If you are interested in a low-impact but highly effective total body workout then this is the class for you!  Monday’s Dance Fitness class includes a Gyrokinesis floor work section. Hours/Location Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10-11:30am at Buckhead StudioTap Adult Tap students will focus on the fundamentals of tap technique while getting a great workout and having fun! The class will begin with a tap warm-up, progress to movements across the floor and finish each class with a combination. Elements of both cabaret and rhythm tap will be incorporated. All ability levels are welcome! Hours/Location Mondays from 11:30am-12:30pm at Buckhead StudioMusical Theatre Do you have dreams of performing on a big Broadway stage? Then our new Musical Theatre class is for you! Learn pieces from your favorite show tunes that will have you high kicking to A Chorus Line or doing the Charleston from Chicago.  Hours/Location  Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm at Buckhead StudioFlamenco Flamenco is an intense, passionate dance form with an emotional focus that feeds on improvisation. Flamenco dancing is characterized by colorful costumes, intense and exotic movements, stamping of the feet (zapateado), and clapping of the hands (palmada). Hours/Location Beginner/Intermediate - Wednesdays from 7-8pm at Cobb Studio Intro - Saturdays from 1-2 at Cobb StudioHip Hop This class is designed for those who want to move. The class features a fun yet challenging stretch and warm-up, as well as exciting and unique choreography. Taught in an open and non-competitive atmosphere, you are sure to get a great workout while learning some fun moves. Hours/Location Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm at Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:45pm  at Buckhead StudioYoga These classes are for absolutely everyone to experience the many benefits of yoga. Focus is on alignment in basic yoga postures within one's own body, while using the breath to quiet the mind. Will dive deep into all asanas (poses). With a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace, it allows you to dissolve into a more open, graceful body and relax into a steady mind. Hours/Location Fridays from 2-3pm at Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre For more information about classes, visit atlantaballet.com/centre or call 404.873.5811.

September 9, 2011

Hot Spot Wrap Up + EDEN|EDEN

Thanks to everyone who came out to our last Hot Spot of the summer and supported the new choreographic series Wabi Sabi, performed by some of the Atlanta Ballet dancers!  Did you figure out the connection between our Hot Spot - Ballet in Bloom - and our 11|12 season? Wayne McGregor’s EDEN |EDEN takes a unique interpretation of a new type of "Eden," where cloning and genetic engineering posit philosophical and moral questions. About EDEN | EDEN Wayne McGregor makes science sexy in EDEN|EDEN. This innovative exploration of genetic engineering confronts issues of immortality, choice and individuality. Set to Steve Reich’s score that combines text, vocals, techno and classical music, EDEN|EDEN offers a visual vocabulary of body structure and musculature that explores a complex meaning behind the movement. Who is Wayne McGregor? At the philosophical intersection of mind and body, you'll find Wayne McGregor, a true creative amalgam of dance, science, and pop culture. His style is "new-tech ballet," and his work re-imagines the physicality of dance in the context of the cognitive sciences. Yet, his deeply philosophical work maintains a wide appeal through his distinct collaborative spirit. From choreographing a Radiohead music video to working as the movement director for a Harry Potter film, McGregor thrives on the boundaries of interdisciplinary collaborations. EDEN|EDEN featured along with THE FOUR SEASONS Live  with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra October 23-25, 2011 | Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Tickets available here. The most celebrated choreographers in the world are HERE. NOW. IN ATLANTA. 

September 8, 2011

Wabi Sabi Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek at the new choreographic works to premiere at the Atlanta Botanical Garden tonight! Check out the photos from last night's rehearsal taken by Jonah Hooper: [slideshow] PASSAGE Choreography and performance by: Peng-Yu Chen Music: Philip Glass Location: Hardin Visitor Center Start time: 7pm THRU Choreographer: Nicole Jones Music: Max Richter Performed by: Kelly Prather, Nayomi Van Brunt, Nicole Jones Location: Cascade Garden Start time: 7:15pm APACHE Choreographer: Tara Lee Music: Astor Piazolla Performed by: Christine Winkler and Heath Gill Location: Edible Garden Start time: 7:40pm Originally crafted for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s tribute to Margaret Mitchell, Apache is inspired by the scandalous dance that the Gone With The Wind author performed at her debutante ball in 1921. SONG TO THE SIREN Choreographer: Christian Clark Music: Jonny Greenwood Performed by: Jackie Nash and Christian Clark Location: Great Lawn by the Reflection Pool Start time: 7:50pm DIVERGEMERGENCE Choreographer: Jonah Hooper Music: Golden Art Trio and Michael Askill Performed by: Melissa Mitchell, Nayomi Van Brunt, Heath Gill Location: Great Lawn by the Reflection Pool Start time: 7:55pm MOMENTS OF DIS Choreographer: Juel D. Lane Music: Quentin “EQ” Johnson Performed by: Tara Lee, Rachel Van Buskirk, Nadia Mara, Heath Gill Location: Rose Garden Start time: 8:15pm FOLLOW Choreography and performance by: Jesse Tyler Music: An improvisation by Alexandria Sia Location: Outside Mershon Hall Start time: 8:25pm THE AKARA Choreographer: Tara Lee with Jesse Tyler Music: Beirut and Gabriel Fauré Performed by: Tara Lee, Jackie Nash, Briley Jozwiak, Christian Clark, Jesse Tyler, Heath Gill Location: Mershon Hall Start time: 8:35pm What will you do with the curtain falls?

September 7, 2011

Don’t Miss the Last Hot Spot of the Summer!

Ballet in Bloom Thursday, September 8 from 6-9 pm Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Featuring the debut of Wabi Sabi*   This is your last chance to be eligible for our amazing prizes:  An Atlanta Ballet Season Pass Prizes from our featured Hot Spots and sponsors, including: Hard Rock Cafe’s 40th Anniversary Tour Collector’s Book “Night on the Town” prize pack sponsored by Best Western PLUS Inn at the Peachtrees, including complimentary weekend stay, breakfast, parking, and $50 gift certificate to Max Lager’s.Visit atlantaballetblog.com/hotspots for more info. WABI SABI: Bringing dance out of the theater and into the gardens. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGwLuVoP4Xk] The Wabi Sabi performance series combines our city’s own emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues. Join us Thursday, September 8th for the inaugural performance featuring seven world premieres by seven budding choreographers. Be a part of a new movement in dance – one that reveals some of nature’s basic truths in our constantly evolving and growing world. Where: Atlanta Botanical Gardens, during Cocktails in the Garden* When: Thursday, September 8 from 6-9pm  Featuring new choreographic works by:  Juel D. Lane Tara Lee Jonah Hooper and Jesse Tyler Christian Clark Nicole Jones Peng-Yu Chen*regular Garden admission applies