Press Alert: ArtsATL Reviews MAYhem: Kissed

Click here to read the full ArtsATL review of MAYhem: Kiss, including the special tribute performance to John McFall, Bless, that was choreographed by Tara Lee and performed by herself and the other senior members of the Company.

"In a final tribute to John McFall’s 21-year legacy as Atlanta Ballet’s artistic director, the company’s 2015-16 season closed with MAYhem: Kissed, a triple bill that proved as eclectic and eccentric as the man himself. The program — a quirky contemporary ballet, an experimental world premiere and a new classic performed over the weekend at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre — encapsulated McFall’s long history and vision for the company’s future. Even the words on his T-shirt, which he wore under a pearlescent white blazer on opening night, summed up the adventurous spirit he has cultivated: 'In Art We Trust.'"

Atlanta Ballet performs Gustavo Ramírez Sansano's El Beso. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

Atlanta Ballet performs Andrea Miller's Push. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

Jackie Nash and Christian Clark perform Yuri Possokhov's Classical Symphony. Photo by Kim Kenney.

Christian Clark, Jonah Hooper, Tara Lee, Nadia Mara, and John Welker perform Bless, a surprise tribute to John McFall and his 21-year tenure at Atlanta Ballet choreographed by Tara Lee.