Press Alert: ArtsATL Reflects on Atlanta Ballet’s Past & Upcoming Season

Cynthia Bond Perry recently wrote about Atlanta Ballet's upcoming 2015-16 Season, while reflecting on the rich history of the company that Miss Dorothy Moses Alexander founded 85 years ago. Miss Alexander's vision to educate and inspire the public with a blend of classical and contemporary styles can be seen in next year's productions.

"Twyla Tharp’s The Princess and the Goblin embodies Alexander’s values in so many ways, from the blending of ballet with modern dance to the ballet’s cast. Ranging from young children to mature company members, with a span of age-appropriate roles, the cast represents many levels of a ballet company community."

"As for the regional angle, Home in 7 next March is an apt way to celebrate McFall’s 20th anniversary. It is one of the most synergistic collaborations McFall has orchestrated, capturing light and dark sides of Atlanta’s culture and history. With spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph performing on stage, choreographer Amy Seiwert’s sharply kinetic architectural forms merged with poetic imagery to Daniel Bernard Roumain’s blend of hip-hop, classical and electronica influences. The result was a sum far greater than its parts."

Click here to read the full article on ArtsATL, "Analysis: Atlanta Ballet summons the spirit of founder Dorothy Alexander to embrace the future."

Image Top: Miss Dorothy Alexander performing in "A Strand of Black Elusive Seaweed," 1929.
Image Bottom: Atlanta Ballet dancers Pedro Gamino, Tara Lee, and Deonté Hansel perform Amy Seiwert's Home in 7. Photo by Charlie McCullers.