Let Atlanta Ballet take you into a world of dreams with four ballets to stir your soul, from passion to loss, longing to joy.
Love Fear Loss
Choreography by Ricardo Amarante
Music to the songs of Édith Piaf
Influenced by the poignant personal life of French singer Édith Piaf, Ricardo Amarante choreographed this exploration of romantic love set to music inspired by 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.
Choreography by Helgi Tomasson
Music by Francesco Geminiani on a theme by Arcangelo Corelli
A tour de force for the company's men. While serving as artistic director of San Francisco Ballet, Helgi Tomasson created Concerto Grosso as a showcase for five male dancers, emphasizing each dancer’s unique qualities. Says Tomasson, “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.”
Choreography by Cathy Marston
Music by Arvo Part, Arthur Foote, Amy Beach and Philip Feeney
Based on Edith Wharton’s 1911 novella "Ethan Frome," the critically acclaimed Snowblind tells the story of a love triangle that ends in tragedy during a blinding snowstorm. “Marston’s lean dramatic interpretation… gripped the audience so tightly that when the score abruptly vanished, the emotional tension held us in breathless suspension. Revealed solely through movement, the bitter tragedy of a farmer, his sickly wife and the housemaid who separates them remains vivid in my mind.” (Dancing Times)
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
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.
The run time of Midwinter Dreams is 2 hours and 6 minutes, inclusive of two 20-minute intermissions.