February 10-12, 2023 Midwinter Dreams

Let Atlanta Ballet take you into a world of dreams with four works that will awaken your soul with joy and passion, sorrow and heartbreak.

Love Fear Loss
Choreography by Ricardo Amarante
Inspired by the poignant personal life of French singer Édith Piaf, Ricardo Amarante choreographed this exploration of romantic love to four of her most famous songs, arranged for piano and played live onstage. Amarante takes us on a journey through three distinct phases of a passionate relationship, from the high of new love, through the fear of waning intimacy, to the tragically inevitable loss of love. Although it ends in heartbreak, Love Fear Loss is ultimately a celebration of the beauty we find in even the darkest moments of our lives.

Concerto Grosso
Choreography by Helgi Tomasson
While serving as artistic director of San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson created Concerto Grosso as a showcase for five male dancers, demonstrating the different possible trajectories of men’s ballet careers by emphasizing each dancer’s unique qualities. “Male dancing can be powerful without being only jumping and turning. It can be moving slowly, poetically… I wanted a feeling of freedom of movement, that incredible joy, that high, you can get as a dancer.”

Snowblind
Choreography by Cathy Marston
Based on Edith Wharton’s 1911 novella "Ethan Frome," the critically acclaimed Snowblind tells the story of an unhappily married man who falls in love with his beautiful young housemaid Mattie. Desperately in love but trapped by poverty and their duty to Frome’s sickly wife, Ethan and Mattie decide to commit suicide during a blinding snowstorm. “Marston’s lean dramatic interpretation… held us in breathless suspension. Revealed solely through movement, the bitter tragedy… remains vivid in my mind.” (Dancing Times)

Classical Symphony
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
Classical Symphony has been performed by Atlanta Ballet before – to thunderous applause and gasps of astonishment. A nod to the Bolshoi training and his teacher Anton Pestov, Possokhov’s bravura showpiece updates the strict traditions of classical ballet with unexpected movements and dizzying tricks that challenge the dancers to their limits. This exuberant celebration of ballet will impress and delight both dedicated fans and audiences experiencing the art form for the first time.

Love Fear Loss

Choreography by
Ricardo Amarante

Music to the songs of
Édith Piaf

Concerto Grosso

Choreography by
Helgi Tomasson

Music by
Francesco Geminiani on a theme by Arcangelo Corelli

Snowblind

Choreography by
Cathy Marston

Music by
Arvo Part, Arthur Foote, Amy Beach, and Philip Feeney




Classical Symphony

Choreography by
Yuri Possokhov

Music by
Sergei Prokofiev