Press Alert: ArtsATL Previews “Gennadi’s Choice”

Atlanta Ballet dancers Alessa Rogers and Christina Clark with choreographer Liam Scarlett. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

Scott Freeman from ArtsATL sat down with Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin to discuss the three works he carefully selected for the March program, Gennadi's Choice, and the direction he plans to take Atlanta Ballet in future seasons!

"'It is a window into the future, even if you just look at the ballets that are in the 'Gennadi’s Choice' program. We’re starting with purely classical 19th century ballet. It’s one of the first ballets Marius Petipa brought to the Imperial Ballet [of St. Petersburg, Russia]. And then there’s a ballet by Gemma Bond that she just created, but it all derived from classical training. Gemma trained at The Royal Ballet School. So we go from the start, from the beginning, and then here’s the growth and the evolution of dance. I think the audience can relate to both of them.

As a major company, Atlanta Ballet must have presentation of both worlds: the one that we started from and the one we’re moving towards.'"

Click here for the full interview.

Then, make sure you have your tickets to Gennadi's Choice! It's running for one-weekend only, March 17-19, 2017, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.