Calendar Release: Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi - Summer 2013



Atlanta Ballet Presents
Wabi Sabi Summer 2013

A new movement in dance that reveals some of nature’s basic truths
in our constantly evolving and growing world

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Wabi Sabi – Atlanta Botanical Garden – Photos by Jonah Hooper


Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary chamber performance group, returns for another season of premieres by a cast of budding young choreographers.

Summer 2013 Choreographers

Atlanta Ballet Choreographers:
Heath Gill (Atlanta Ballet company dancer)
Tara Lee (Atlanta Ballet company dancer)
John Welker (Atlanta Ballet company dancer)

Guest Choreographers:
Rachelle Scott (Dancer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet)
Michael Smith (Dancer, The Joffrey Ballet)
Jennifer Archibald (Artistic Director, Arch Dance Company)
Gregory Dolbashian (Director, The DASH Ensemble)

Wabi Sabi Summer 2013 Performances
(Additional dates and performances to be announced)

High Museum of Atlanta's Culture Shock

  • Saturday, July 27 - 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Address: 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309
Venue information: 

Party in the Garden at whitespace Gallery 
Featuring Q&A with Wabi Sabi ballet master & Company dancer John Welker and guest choreographer Gregory Dolbashian

  • Thursday, August 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Address: 814 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, 30307
Venue information: 

North Georgia’s Sautee Nacoochee Center (Historic Gym)
• Saturday, August 17 – 7:30 p.m.
Address: 283 Highway 255 N, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
Venue Information: Visit for additional information.

Atlanta Botanical Garden (Presented during Cocktails in the Garden)
• Thursday, August 15 – 6 p.m.
• Thursday, August 22 – 6 p.m.
Address: 1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309
Venue Information: Performances free with admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For additional information, visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden at

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Press Contact: Sigele Winbush,, 404-862-2081

About Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi: Created by Atlanta Ballet veteran company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works by the next generation of choreographic talent. Wabi Sabi allows Atlanta Ballet to embark on presenting new work that enhances the scope of the existing repertory, while offering new artistic challenges to its company members. Wabi Sabi performances are performed at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre and other venues throughout the city. For additional information, visit