Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Skyline Series: Silver Linings

Skyline Series: Silver Linings

April 30-May 2 & May 7-9, 2021 Silver Linings


Atlanta Ballet presents: Silver Linings - April 30-May 2, 2021 & May 7-9, 2021 - A selection of pieces that have been featured in Atlanta Ballet’s virtual season’s Silver Linings programs, the Company’s newest choreographic initiative featuring a variety of original pieces created by Atlanta Ballet dancers on Atlanta Ballet dancers, including Claudia Schreier’s newly created work, “Pleiades Dances.”

The Company will perform live on stage on the Georgia Tech campus as part of the Georgia Tech Arts: Skyline Series, an outdoor series of performances ranging from live music to contemporary dance and featuring a mix of Georgia Tech groups, Atlanta arts companies, and internationally recognized artists from outside of Georgia.

Join us in this festival-like atmosphere, including seating pods, food trucks and more on the Georgia Tech campus and experience the joy of dance live once again!

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  • April 30-May 2, 2021
  • La Forme du Vent
  • Choreography by Keaton Leier
  • Music by by Claude Debussy
  • Two Arabesques, L.66: No.1
  • Petite Suite pour Piano (4 hands) L.65: 1. En bateau
  • Pour le Piano, L.95: 3. Toccata
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Erica Alvarado, Airi Igarashi, Saho Kumagai
  • Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror
  • Choreography by Darian Kane
  • Music by by Miracle Musical
  • "Introduction to the Snow"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Sujin Han
  • I Know Where It Is
  • Choreography by Carraig New
  • Music by by Franz Liszt
  • Lieberstraum No. 3
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Anastasia Cheplyansky and Spencer Wetherington
  • Rabten Numinous
  • Choreography by Bret Coppa
  • Music by By Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann
  • Second Series, No. 36: Hymn to Our Endless Creator
  • Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Flute Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 (arr. mandolin and guitar): III. Adagio
  • Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
  • "Prayer" (arr. G. Herbig for guitar)
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast María José Esquivel, Brock Fowler, Jessica He
  • Touchline
  • Choreography by Anderson Souza
  • Music by by Frédéric Chopin
  • 12 Etudes, Op 25 No.12
  • 24 Preludes, Op 28 No 20
  • 24 Preludes, Op 28 No 4
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Bret Coppa, Georgia Dalton, Miguel Angel Montoya,
  • Carraig New, Fuki Takahashi, Sage Wilson
  • Teneo Integrum
  • Choreography by Sergio Masero
  • Music by by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "Valse Sentimentale"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Catherine Conley, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos,
  • Benjamin Kuefler, Jonathan Philbert
  • 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 The Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop
  • Cast Jessica Assef, Jacob Bush, Emily Carrico, Sujin Han, Darian Kane,
  • Jordan Leeper, Guilherme Maciel, Sergio Masero, Juliana Missano,
  • Jackie Nash, Keith Reeves, Anderson Souza
  • May 7-9, 2021
  • Teneo Integrum
  • Choreography by Sergio Masero
  • Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "Valse Sentimentale"
  • Lighting by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Sujin Han, Guilherme Maciel, Juliana Missano, Anderson Souza
  • Bodies in Motion
  • Choreography by Keith Reeves
  • Music by by Ptar
  • "Bodies in Motion"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Jessica Assef and Jordan Leeper
  • Rabten Numinous
  • Choreography by Bret Coppa
  • Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff & Thomas de Hartmann
  • Second Series, No. 36: Hymn to Our Endless Creator
  • Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Flute Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033 (arr. mandolin and guitar): III. Adagio
  • Music by George Ivanovich Gurdjieff
  • "Prayer" (arr. by Herbig for guitar)
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Dylan Clinard, Georgia Dalton, Airi Igarashi
  • Touchline
  • Choreography by Anderson Souza
  • Music by Frederic Chopin
  • 24 Preludes Op. 28, No. 20
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Brooke Gilliam and Brock Fowler
  • Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror
  • Choreography by Darian Kane
  • Music by Miracle Musical
  • "Introduction to the Snow" and "Stranded Lullaby"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Jacob Bush, Jackie Nash, Ashley Wegmann
  • This Bitter Earth
  • Choreography by Guilherme Maciel
  • Music by by Max Richter & Clyde Lovern Otis
  • "This Bitter Earth/In the Nature of Daylight"
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Nadyne Bispo, Jessica He, Mikaela Lauryn D. Santos
  • Pleiades Dances
  • Choreography by Claudia Schreier
  • Music by by Takashi Yoshimatsu
  • Excerpts from "Pleiades Dances" and "Vingettes"
  • Costume Design by Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop
  • Lighting Design by Joseph R. Walls
  • Cast Erica Alvarado, Emily Carrico, Anastasia Cheplyansky, Emma Guertin,
  • Saho Kumagai, Keaton Leier, Sergio Masero, Miguel Angel Montoya,
  • Carraig New, Fuki Takahashi, Spencer Wetherington, Sage Wilson

Costume arrangement and special assistance for Silver Linings performances courtesy of Atlanta Ballet Costume Shop


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Photo credits: Homepage - Silver Linings photos by Kim Kenney. 

Below - All photos by Kim Kenney.

Silver Linings World Premiere Performances in the Making

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  • Video

    Live at the Rialto: Atlanta Ballet presents "Silver Linings"

    Anderson Souza's Touchline | Atlanta Ballet

    Keith Reeve's Bodies In Motion | Atlanta Ballet

    Guilherme Maciel's This Bitter Earth | Atlanta Ballet

    Darian Kane's Dr Rainbow's Infinity Mirror | Atlanta Ballet

    Sergio Masero's Teneo Integrum | Atlanta Ballet

    Creating Silver Linings, A Live-streamed Performance |Atlanta Ballet Insiders with Lois Reitzes

  • Silver Linings Program with Casting
  • Choreographers

    BRET COPPA (Choreographer, Rabten Numinous) is from San Pedro, California. He danced with Atlanta Ballet 2 for one season before joining Atlanta Ballet as a Company apprentice. This is his first season as a Company member. Some of his roles with Atlanta Ballet include Gaston, The Beast, Rat King, Russian, Nephew, Arabian and Red Man. He is a graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he has performed many principal roles; including Solor in La Bayadere, Principal Male in Donizzeti Variations, Waltz Boy in Serenade, The Poet in Les Sylphides and Cavalier in The Nutcracker. Bret got his start at San Pedro City Ballet, then moving to Peninsula School of Performing Arts under the artistic direction of Roberto Almageur. During his training in the Los Angeles area he performed as a guest artist in California, and danced roles throughout the country. He has also competed into the Prix de Lausanne twice, and he was a finalist in 2015. In 2017, he went to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he received his teaching certification in the Vaganova method.

    DARIAN KANE (Choreographer, Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror) is from Northern California and has been a Company member of Atlanta Ballet for three seasons. This is her first year choreographing. She has been drawing for as long as she has been dancing, so she imagines her dances as fluid sequences of individual drawings in which any one moment could stand alone. She is influenced by pop composer Joe Hawley and film composer Danny Elfman, and by film directors Wes Anderson, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. She begins with her classical dance training and builds upon it, imbuing her pieces with the whimsy and quirkiness of her cinematic influences.

    KEATON LEIER, (Choreographer, La Forme du Vent) originally from Canada, grew up in the small city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Keaton started studying ballet at a later age, and he joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School in 2013. After graduation from the school in 2016, he then moved on to dance with Houston Ballet’s second company for one year. Joining the ranks of Atlanta Ballet for the 2017|2018 Season, he’s now commencing his fourth season with the Company. His most recent highlight was premiering The Nutcracker Prince at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Some more highlights include dancing Gurn in La Sylphide, as well as the lead in Liam Scarlett's Vespertine. Dancing with the Company over the years, Keaton has enjoyed performing works from Alexander Ekman, Johan Kobborg, Liam Scarlett, Yuri Possokhov, Dwight Rhoden, Ricardo Amarante, Yury Yanowsky and Craig Davidson. Though he experimented with choreographing some in school, this is Leier's first time choreographing professionally, and he is looking forward to explore this opportunity.

    GUILHERME MACIEL (Choreographer, The Bitter Earth) reconciles his career as a dancer and choreographer since 2014 when he assumed the position of resident choreographer of the Grupo Jovem Paulista in Brazil, his native country, where he created amateur projects and choreographies for competitions.  In 2016, after winning the Outstanding Choreographer Award in the Youth America Grand Prix final in New York, he was invited to participate in the 2017 edition of the "Creative Workshop for Young Choreographers" at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he created For a Sweeter Look and performed his award-winning work Shelter.  Guilherme joined Atlanta Ballet as a dancer in the 2019-2020 season and his creation for the Silver Linings program is his first work as a choreographer for the Company.

    SERGIO MASERO (Choreographer, Teneo Integrum) 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 a work for Atlanta Ballet.

    CARRAIG NEW (Choreographer, I Know Where It Is) was born in Juneau, Alaska. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography where he studied classical Russian technique with Bolshoi Theatre first soloist Denis Medvedev. He performed on the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Yuri Grigorovich’s staging of La Fille Mal Gardée, dancing in the Gypsy Dance as one of the four friends, as well as being featured as a demi-soloist. He also performed as a soloist in La Bayadère's Dance of the Drum. Carraig performed on the Bolshoi Historical Stage in A Tribute to Marius Petipa, which included Danse des Forbans from Le Corsaire. He was invited to dance as the guest artist at the premier performances of the Ballet de Barcelona, in Spain and France. He joined Atlanta Ballet 2 in 2018-19. New has performed Arabian, Russian, Mice and Skier in Yuri Possokhov's reimagined production of The Nutcracker; the Beast in Bruce Wells’ Beauty and the Beast; Von Rothbart and Benno in Bruce Wells’ The Swan Princess; Dance of the Wedding Guests in La Sylphide; and a leading role in Volar, a contemporary ballet choreographed by Nadia Mara.

    KEITH REEVES (Choreographer, Bodies in Motion) is a mixed media artist that focuses on dance and choreography. As a choreographer, he creates movement that pulls from different dance genres. To Reeves, dance is universal. Connecting to an audience through movement is his main goal. In his practice, he believes in highlighting different human experiences as a narrative. He was inspired by conversations of family history with his grandmother during this time of COVID-19. Atlanta producer, Ptar’s music spoke to Reeves because of his many levels in one track. When choosing music, Reeves uses tracks with a wide variety of elements. Ptar’s music was an incredible landscape to build on. Reeves' movement is developed through research and understanding of the dancers with whom he works. Creating this piece, he wanted to play with choreographing moving architecture. In a situation where we can't touch, experimenting with how he can create a visual idea or essence of being able to touch was a challenge, but it gave him the liberty to think out of the box. With this particular piece, it's almost like Reeves saw his life unfolding. The more he started to see the complete vision, it was clear to him that Bodies in Motion is his love letter to culture and the ever-evolving beauty of diversity.

    CLAUDIA SCHREIER 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.

    ANDERSON SOUZA (Choreographer, Touchline) was born in Santo
    Ângelo, Brazil. Anderson received his training at the Conservatório Brasileiro de Dança under Jorge Teixeira. After graduating, he joined the Cia Brasileira de Ballet in Rio de Janeiro, dancing principal and soloist roles and competing in national and international competitions, including the Beijing International Ballet Competition. Souza traveled with the Company to perform in Colombia, China, Israel and France. In 2013, he joined Gelsey Kirkland Ballet. Under the unique guidance of Kirkland, Anderson matured his artistry and received praise from national critics, including those at The New York Times. He has enjoyed dancing roles in The Nutcracker (by Yuri Possokhov) La Sylphide as Gurn (staged by Johan Kobborg), Sum Stravinsky (by Kiyon Ross), Sandpaper Ballet (by Mark Morris), Tuplet (by Alexander Ekman) and the world premiere of Catch (by Liam Scarlett). Anderson is excited to be joining Atlanta Ballet for his 4th season! This is his is Souza's first time choreographing and he is very excited for this additional step of his career.

  • Designers

    JOSEPH R. WALLS (Lighting Designer) 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.  www.jwallsdesign.com

    THE ATLANTA BALLET COSTUME SHOP 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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