Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Strike Your Fancy

Strike Your Fancy

May 13-15, 2022 Strike Your Fancy

  • Pleiades Dances
  • Choreography by Claudia Schreier
  • Music by Takashi Yoshimatsu
  • Excerpts from "Pleiades Dances" and "Vignettes"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop
  • Paquita
  • Choreography by Marius Petipa
  • A World Premiere
  • Choreography by Sergio Masero

Following its triumphant premiere in Atlanta Ballet’s reimagined 2020|2021 season of Silver Linings, Claudia Schreier’s Pleiades Dances makes its way to the theatre stage for the May program. Adding a classical element to the evening is Paquita – a famed nineteenth century classic revered for its demanding and intricate choreography. Finally, an all-new work by Atlanta Ballet company dancer Sergio Masero, whose piece Teneo Integrum mesmerized audiences last season, will balance out the season finale production.

  • 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.

    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. Click here for parking, 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.

  • Seating Chart

    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

  • Video
  • Choreographers

    CLAUDIA SCHREIER (Choreographer, Pleiades Dances) is the Choreographer-in-Residence at Atlanta Ballet and has choreographed, directed and produced for dance, opera and film across the U.S. and internationally. She has been commissioned by Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Vail Dance Festival, Juilliard Opera, ABT Studio Company and New York Choreographic Institute and will premiere a new work for Boston Ballet in 2022. Schreier recently released Force of Habit, a film commissioned by Guggenheim Works & Process and co-presented by Atlanta Ballet. Her first work for the Company, First Impulse, was named a 2019 Standout Performance by Pointe Magazine. She has contributed to programs at the White House, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center, including the Kennedy Center Honors. Her work is the subject of two documentaries, most recently PBS’s Emmy Award-winning "Dancing on the Shoulders of Giants" (Capital Region). She is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award, Toulmin Fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Lotos Prize, and Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize.

    SERGIO MASERO (Choreographer, A World Premiere) is originally from Madrid, Spain. He received his ballet training from Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza “Mariemma” and San Franciso Ballet School. Since early in his career, the world of choreography has always appealed to Masero and he has seized every opportunity that has presented itself. His works include, La Follia and At the Ballet, for Ballet Memphis; Annie, a full-length ballet commissioned by the Dance Academy of Bartlett; and Forced Perspective and Tintinare, for galas with Northwest Florida Ballet. Masero is looking forward to growing his career as a choreographer and is thrilled to be able to create another new work for Atlanta Ballet.

  • Designers

    JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer, Pleiades Dances) most recently designed the lighting for Orlando Ballet’s production of Moulin Rouge.  Additionally, he has designed original works for The Washington Ballet and a list of choreographers including Jessica Lang, Trey McIntyre, Ethan Stiefel, John Heginbotham, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Dana Genshaft. Internationally, Walls regularly works with STEPS of Panama and recently designed Marlyn Attie’s Crush at the National Theatre of Panamá with support from the United States Embassy. Walls holds a nomination for the prestigious Premios Escena award for best lighting in Panama City, Panama. In 2019, Walls designed the weeklong celebration with Pope Francis – The World Youth Day. Other design collaborations include those with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Ballet West, Utah Metropolitan Ballet, staibdance, Inland Pacific Ballet, Chautauqua Dance, Ballet Spartanburg, The Charlotte Ballet, Roswell Dance Theatre and Komasnsé Dance Theater, as well as with Sundance Mountain Resort productions.

    ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP (Costume Designer, Pleiades Dances) is currently comprised of five people: Colleen McGonegle – costume director; Susan Carter – costume technician and construction supervisor; Chloé Gervais – costume technician; Abby Parker – costume technician and shoe manager; and Abby Dupree Polston – costume technician and patternmaker. Collectively they bring over 70 years of costuming experience to Atlanta Ballet, with each person bringing their own unique and valuable skill set. During Gennadi Nedvigin’s tenure with Atlanta Ballet, the Costume Shop has supervised costumes for 35 ballets for the Company, building 14 of those shows from scratch. Given Nedvigin’s vision to bring new works to Atlanta, the Costume Shop has also constructed costumes from brand new designs for three to four world premieres a season. Last March, when the season was suspended, the Costume Shop saw that there was an urgent need for people who could sew. Within a week, they switched from making tutus to making masks, beginning their months-long production of personal protective equipment (PPE). During the spring and early summer, the Costume Shop provided 3290 masks, 250 scrub caps and 1457 gowns to 26 local hospitals, including Grady, Emory, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Wellstar. The Costume Shop has recently designed the costumes for Bruce Wells’ Atlanta Ballet 2 presents Beauty and the Beast and The Swan Princess and have been working on refreshing Snow White. Having had the opportunity to work with Claudia Schreier on the build of the costumes for First Impulse the Costume Shop was excited to get the opportunity to collaborate with her on not only the build, but also the design of her new piece Pleiades Dances.

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