Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director

Atlanta Ballet Gennadi Nedvigin | Artistic Director



Atlanta Ballet dancers. Photo by Kim Kenney.

February 11-13, 2022 Firebird

Sunday, February 13 | 2pm

  • Inherited World Premiere
  • Choreography and Scenic Design by Anderson Souza
  • Music Composed and Performed by Khari Joyner
  • Costume Design by Susan Carter
  • Lighting Design by Ben Rawson
  • Pause
  • Fauna World Premiere
  • Choreography by Claudia Schreier
  • Music by Judith Weir, Paul Creston, and Claude Debussy
  • Costume Design by Abigail Dupree Polston
  • Lighting Design by Ben Rawson
  • Intermission
  • Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror World Premiere
  • Choreography by Darian Kane
  • Music by Miracle Musical
  • Costume Design by Chloe Gervais
  • Lighting Design by Ben Rawson
  • Intermission
  • Firebird
  • Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
  • Music by Igor Stravinsky
  • Scenic Design by Yuri Zhukov
  • Costume Design by Sandra Woodall
  • Lighting Design by David Finn
  • Conductor Jonathan McPhee
  • With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

Health and Safety

In February, audiences will finally have the opportunity to enjoy Yuri Possokhov’s sensational Firebird, performed live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Visually and musically arresting, Firebird is an explosive production that can be enjoyed by all ages. In addition to Possokhov’s energetic version of the Russian classic, the February program will feature a world premiere from Atlanta Ballet Choreographer-in-Residence Claudia Schreier, whose two prior Atlanta Ballet creations, First Impulse (2019) and Pleiades Dances (2020), have wowed audiences and critics alike. Two works created by Atlanta Ballet company dancers who choreographed for last season’s Silver Linings will round out the mixed bill. Darian Kane will elaborate on her initial concept of Dr. Rainbow’s Infinity Mirror to reveal a complete ballet, and following the debut of his piece, Touchline, Anderson Souza will choreograph his second world premiere on the Company, performed with live accompaniment by composer/musician Khari Joyner. 

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  • 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.

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    Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

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  • Choreographers

    DARIAN KANE (Choreographer, Dr. Rainbow's Infinity Mirror) is from Northern California and has been a Company member of Atlanta Ballet for four seasons and began choreographing last year. 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 playwright and director Robert Wilson, pop composer Joe Hawley, 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. Her choreography got the attention of Dance Magazine, whose editors selected her as one of “25 to Watch” in 2022, highlighting her contemporary style as “worlds away from her regal classical ballet persona.”

    ANDERSON SOUZA (Choreographer, Inherited) 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, Anderson 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. Since joining Atlanta Ballet in 2016, 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). This is Anderson’s second time choreographing for the company. The first was during the 2020-2021 season; where he premiered Touchline. Anderson is ecstatic for the opportunity to share this brand new and very personal piece with Atlanta ballet audiences.

    CLAUDIA SCHREIER (Choreographer, Fauna) 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, Juillard Opera, ABT Studio Dance Company and New York Choreographic Institute and will premiere new works for Boston Ballet and MCB this spring. In March 2021, Schreier 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. Her second work commissioned by the company, Pleiades Dances, premiered in March 2021, and will be featured on the May 2022 program. Fauna is Schreier’s third new work for Atlanta Ballet will premiere in February 2022. 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 the 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.

    (© Chris Hardy)

    YURI POSSOKHOV (Choreographer, Firebird) danced for 10 years with the Bolshoi Ballet, performing leading roles in the company’s classical and contemporary repertoire. While  performing, Possokhov studied choreography and ballet pedagogyat the State College of Theatrical Arts. He was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet for two years before joining the San Francisco Ballet (SFB) as a principal dancer in 1994. During his 12 years dancing with SFB, he began choreographing. Upon retirement from dancing, he joined the artistic staff at SFB as choreographer-in-residence. He has choregraphed 14 ballets for SFB and continues to create new works for the company. Possokhov choreographs for companies worldwide. In 2015, his full-length for the Bolshoi Ballet, A Hero of Our Time, was met with critical acclaim, and the company invited him to stage a full-length ballet based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev that premiered in December 2017. For these two ballets, Possokhov received the prestigious Benois de la Danse Award, established by the International Dance Union. His Anna Karenina, premiered in 2019 as a co-production between Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet and the Australian Ballet. His most recent full-length ballet, The Seagull, premiered with the Bolshoi Ballet in the summer of 2021. Possokhov is a frequent guest with Atlanta Ballet. Learn more at yuripossokhov. com.

  • Composer

    KHARI JOYNER (Composer, Inherited), described by the New York Classical Review as “one of the most exciting young musicians on the classical scene,” has a following both nationally and abroad as a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and ambassador for the arts. He has made numerous guest appearances with orchestras and ensembles across the world, including two recent performances of both Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in A Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which received rave reviews. In addition, he has given many cello masterclasses and lectures at notable institutions, most recently at Stetson University and Oberlin Conservatory. Joyner also received a 2017-2018 career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund, which nominates and endows a select number of gifted artists with generous funding to further their careers. Joyner has also performed for presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the latter for which he gave a private performance in the Oval Office. A graduate of Juilliard’s prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program, he was recently appointed as Assistant Professor of Cello at Baldwin Wallace University, and is also on the cello faculty at Mannes Prep.

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