Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Heart/Beat

Heart/Beat

Gospel, Brubeck & Rhythms of the City

San Francisco Ballet in Lubovitch's "Elemental Brubeck." Photo by Erik Tomasson. Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet.

February 7-15, 2020 Heart/Beat

  • World Premiere Choreography by Dwight Rhoden
  • Elemental Brubeck Choreography by Lar Lubovitch
  • Music by Dave Brubeck
  • Tuplet Choreography by Alexander Ekman
  • Music by Mikael Karlsson & Victor Feldman ("Fly Me to the Moon")

The sweeping rhythms and infectious energy of jazz music intertwine the three works making their Atlanta Ballet debuts in February.

Dwight Rhoden, “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day” (The New York Times) and former principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will create a world premiere contemporary ballet on our Company artists set to powerful melodies.

Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck, a toe tapping good time, provides “a festive, knockout display, joyously evoking some of the greatest moments of American dance on film…” (The San Francisco Chronicle).

Alexander Ekman returns with Tuplet, an explosive and inventive work. Using the dancers bodies as percussion instruments, they create their own driving tempos that, when intermixed with popular jazz standards and an original electronic score, create an immersive, symphonic experience.

  • 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 $10.00 (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 LA Fitness 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 Group Sales Manager Myredith Gonzales.

  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre