March 15, 2011
ATLANTA - Today, Atlanta Ballet unveiled its most dynamic season yet: an inventive repertoire featuring works from five of the world’s greatest, living choreographers, including a pop icon, Commander of the British Empire and a Radiohead collaborator.
The singular cast of choreographers can easily be considered modern-day legends whose dances have been performed by the most prominent ballet companies in the world, and whose talents have awarded them fame outside of the ballet world. Now they each bring their genius to Atlanta Ballet.
The 2011-12 season, aptly titled “Here. Now. In Atlanta.” ventures to expose Atlantans to the pinnacle of art and dance today, while reflecting a renewed artistic vision of the distinguished 82-year -old company.
“We’re really excited about the direction Atlanta Ballet is heading,” said executive director Arthur Jacobus. “We’re venturing outwards, creating a distinct artistic profile that celebrates athleticism and thrives on the frontier of new choreography today. We’re moving towards a repertoire that will highlight the incredible talent and power of our company and our dancers.”
Still anchored by classics like Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker and The Four Seasons, the upcoming season offers a harmonious mix of classical and modern.
“It’s emotional, inspiring, kinetic and intellectually stirring—here, now and, most importantly, in Atlanta,” said John McFall, Atlanta Ballet artistic director.