May 12-14, 2023 Significant Others

Relationships and connections are explored in the season finale with two world premieres and a beloved ballet performed across the globe.

CASTING - Friday and Saturday Evening

CASTING - Saturday and Sunday Matinee

A world premiere
Choreography by Claudia Schreier

Atlanta Ballet choreographer-in-residence Claudia Schreier's signature style and movement vocabulary - thoughtful, musical vocabulary and bold, colorful design - will be on display in this world premiere. Schreier's latest creation for the Company is a festive, jubilant modern ballet.

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Three Preludes
Choreography by Ben Stevenson

A beloved classic of ballet's modern era first performed in 1969, Three Preludes is a romantic pas de deux that tells the story of two dancers who fall in love while working in the studio. Using only a barre, a piano, and two dancers, the ballet is an emotional journey from low, slow brushes of flirtation to high, soaring lifts of passion. A live performance of Rachmaninoff's piano preludes will accompany the dancers.

Significant Others
A world premiere
Choreography by Remi Wörtmeyer

What do we mean by “significant other?” It can be a spouse or a romantic partner, but it can also be a business partner, a sibling, or a parent. Significant Others highlights the music of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel and the artwork of Sonia Delaunay, both accomplished artists who have often been overlooked as the "other halves" of their more famous male collaborators. Wörtmeyer believes that artists achieve their greatest potential by inspiring and supporting each other as equals, particularly when bound together by the powerful force we call love.

Underwritten by the Council for Quality Growth, in honor of Carol Tomé.

The run time of Significant Others is 1 hour 40 minutes, inclusive of two 20-minute intermissions.

Performance Credits

Carnivale (a world premiere)
Choreography by
Claudia Schreier
Music by
Joaquín Rodrigo
Three Preludes
Choreography by
Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Music by
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Live piano accompaniment by
Western-Li Summerton
Significant Others (a world premiere)
Remi Wörtmeyer
Music by
Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel