Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Black Swan

Black Swan

Jessica Assef. Photo by Charlie McCullers.

March 16-18, 2018 Black Swan

  • Swan Lake Act III Choreography by Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov
  • Staging by Gennadi Nedvigin
  • Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Remembrance/Hereafter (World Premiere) Choreography by Craig Davidson

March features two sensational works highlighting the rich legacy and promising future of dance.

Modern audiences will fall under the spell of one of the most famous ballets in history - Swan Lake. Atlanta Ballet takes you ahead in the story to the iconic third act and the pivotal moment when Prince Siegfried mistakes Odile, the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart’s daughter, for his true love, Odette. It is a rare jewel of a masterpiece that is satisfying to the soul.

Looking forward, Atlanta Ballet has commissioned a world premiere from emerging Australian choreographer Craig Davidson, who has already received international praise for his impassioned, sinuous movements. This sublime work, titled Remembrance/Hereafter, is complemented by a live quartet performing Franz Schubert's dramatic "Death and the Maiden."

Performance Photos

  • Venue
    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is the first major performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta in four decades.

    Location and Parking
    The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located in northwest Atlanta near the junction of I-75 and I-285, at the intersection of Cobb Galleria Parkway and Akers Mill Road.  Pre-paid parking is available for $12.00 through Parking Panda and AAA Parking for performances. Please note: the pre-paid parking option allows you a parking spot in the parking deck, not necessarily an assigned space. Day of parking will still be available for $6.00 (cash or credit). Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only for $15.00 (cash or credit card). Please do not park in the Toys"R"Us lot on Akers Mill Rd. This is not approved parking for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, so your car may be booted or towed if left there. Click here for dining, hotel, and additional venue information.

    Emergency Phone Number
    The 24-hour public safety number for the Cobb Energy Centre is 770.916.2911. Please leave your seat location with your babysitter or answering service so that the house manager may find you in case of an emergency.

    Special Needs
    The venue is ADA compliant. Designated seats in various locations are available for guests with disabilities and those needing special assistance. The venue is equipped with wheelchair accessible courtesy phones, elevators, plaza ramps, wheelchair accessible ticket windows, and wheelchair accessible drinking fountains.  For more information, please call 770.916.2800.

  • Group Discounts

    Community and Corporate Group Tickets

    It only takes 10 people to benefit from Atlanta Ballet's Group Sales program.  With our fast, friendly and convenient service, you can secure the best seats in the house in no time at all. Groups save up to 40% on regular prices!

    Click here for details and to submit a request to Myredith Gonzales, Group Sales Manager.

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  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Video

    Atlanta Ballerina Transforms to the Black Swan

    Black Swan 2018

  • Special Offers & Events

    With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation and in appreciation of your service, members of the U.S. military and veterans with valid documentation may receive up to 2 complimentary tickets to the Black Swan performance on Friday, March 16 at 8pm or Saturday, March 17 at 2pm.

    Learn More

    Atlanta Ballet offers elegant pre-show dining at the theatre prior to the Friday, March 16 at 8pm; Saturday, March 17 at 8pm; and Sunday, March 18 at 2pm performances. Beat the traffic and enjoy a lovely, unhurried meal with a view of the city on the grand tier level of Cobb Energy Centre. Buffet-style dinners are $60 per person and include two glasses of wine. Brunch buffets are $40 per person. Must be purchased by Monday, March 12 at 5pm.

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  • Design Team

    Jens Jacob Worsaae (Costume & Scenic Designer, Swan Lake Act III)

    Designer Jens Jacob Worsaae received his training in Prague, and he designed more than one hundred productions, primarily at the Royal Theatre and other theatres in Copenhagen. He also designed for The Royal National Theatre in Sweden, Finland National Opera, Finnish National Ballet, Netherland Dans Theatre, Italy’s Aterballetto, Ballet der Deutschen Oper am Rhein, London Festival Ballet, Ballet West, and The Bolshoi Theatre, among others.

    Worsaae created designs for both modern and classic works in collaboration with a number of notable dance masters, including Helgi Tomasson, Flemming Flindt, Yuri Grigorovich, Elsa Marianne von Rosen, Ib Andersen, Anna Laerkesen, Bruce Marks, Fernando Bujones, and Dinna Bjørn. Worsaae also designed the costumes for Bournonville’s Acclaim to the Graces, which was part of John Neumeier’s romantic gala performance at the Hamburg Opera in summer 1983. In 1988, Worsaae designed Etudes and Napoli (third act) for Boston Ballet, following his successful designs for that company’s 1987 world premiere of Tales of Hans Christian Andersen and Balanchine’s Theme and Variations. For Peter Schaufuss, he designed scenery and costumes for Bournonville ballets in Italy and the set for his production of Napoli Divertissements for Festival Ballet in London. Worsaae first worked with Helgi Tomasson at the San Francisco Ballet in 1987 when he designed the decor and costumes for Tomasson’s Intimate Voices and for Tomasson’s full-length productions of Swan Lake in 1988 and The Sleeping Beauty in 1990. In 1994, Tomasson and Worsaae collaborated on Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, their third full-length ballet together and Worsaae’s last design. In addition to ballet, and especially in the beginning of his career, Worsaae created scenery and costume designs for plays, musicals, and operas that include Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Mirandolina, The Threepenny Opera, Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, Irma la Douce, and Faust. However, it was within ballet that he had a special talent. Worsaae’s sense of refinements in colors; the flawless, lavish, and luxuriant design; and the lightness of the textured costumes made him highly appreciated by dancers and choreographers. Worsaae passed away on August 8, 1994.

  • Casting

    Friday, March 16 at 8pm & Saturday, March 17 at 8pm*

    Swan Lake
    - Act III
    Odile - Jessica Assef
    Prince Siegfried - Nikolas Gaifullin

    Remembrance/Hereafter
    Principal Trio: Jessica He, Jacob Bush, Keaton Leier
    Principal Couple: Saho Kumagai/Erica Alvarado*, Alexandre Barros
    Principal Couple: Olivia Yoch, Sergio Masero-Olarte


    Saturday, March 17 at 2pm & Sunday, March 18 at 2pm

    Swan Lake -
    Act II
    Odile - Emily Carrico
    Prince Siegfried - Moisés Martín

    Remembrance/Hereafter
    Principal Trio: Jessica He, Jacob Bush, Keaton Leier
    Principal Couple: Saho Kumagai/Erica Alvarado*, Alexandre Barros
    Principal Couple: Olivia Yoch, Sergio Masero-Olarte

    *Casting subject to change.