Atlanta Ballet’s 2017|2018 Season
December 8-28, 2017 | The Fox Theatre
Choreography by John McFall
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky performed live by Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Add some sparkle and a little dash of magic to your holiday season with an incredible adventure into a glittering world of wondrous delights. Perfect for young audiences and the young at heart, Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre is a must-see this December. It is your last year to experience this version of Nutcracker before Atlanta Ballet unveils a brand new production in 2018, so get your tickets early!
February 2-10, 2018 | Cobb Energy Centre
Choreography by Yuri Possokhov
Music by Ludwig Minkus performed live by Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
A classic ballet story loved by audiences for its dramatic score and lavish staging, choreographer Yuri Possokhov’s Don Quixote is “an altogether enchanting piece of dance theater” (Chicago Sun-Times) that blends exquisite dancing with an often humorous swashbuckling tale. Travel with the man of La Mancha across the Spanish countryside as he battles imaginary dragons, saves damsels in distress, and encounters a colorful cast of characters along the way.
A One-hour Family Ballet
February 10 & 11, 2018 at 2pm Cobb Energy Centre
Fall in love with this celebrated fairy tale all over again with a one-hour production designed for our younger audience members, children ages 12 and under. Your family will be mesmerized by this enchanting tale of adventure, unlikely friendships, and the power of true love!
March 16–18, 2018 | Cobb Energy Centre
Featuring Swan Lake Act III choreographed by Marius Petipa and staged by Gennadi Nedvigin & a world premiere by Craig Davidson
March features two sensational works highlighting the rich legacy and promising future of the classical dance art form. Modern audiences will once again fall under the spell of Marius Petipa, “The Father of Classical Ballet,” with one of the most celebrated versions of Swan Lake in existence. Atlanta Ballet takes you ahead in the story to the iconic third act and the pivotal moment when Prince Siegfried mistakes Odile, the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart’s daughter, for his true love, Odette. It is a rare jewel of a masterpiece that is as heart-rending as it is satisfying to the soul. The program builds on the tradition of the classical masters by looking forward with a world premiere from emerging Australian choreographer Craig Davidson, who has already received international praise for his impassioned, sinuous movements.
In April, Atlanta Ballet presents three show-stopping works spotlighting the amazing spectrum of dance today. Atlanta Ballet dancer Tara Lee returns with a brand new work after creating several groundbreaking world premieres for the Company. Also back by popular demand, Ohad Naharin’s infectious Minus 16 will bring you to your feet… and maybe even center stage. The Atlanta Ballet premiere ofTu Tu is not your conventional affair. Get ready for a highly stylized classical work with a playful twist.
May 11–13, 2018 | Cobb Energy Centre
Featuring Who Cares?by George Balanchine,7 for Eight by Helgi Tomasson & a world premiere by Maxim Petrov
Music by George Gershwin & Johann Sebastian Bach performed live by Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
Atlanta Ballet will close the season on a high note with George Balanchine’s spirited Who Cares? set to 13 Gershwin classics. Teeming with the energy of the City that Never Sleeps and the glitz of Broadway, Who Cares? is “a carefree ballet that will… send people out… humming and even smiling” (The New York Times). Complementing Balanchine’s vibrant work, San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson’s 7 for Eight evokes the Balanchine style with fluid, dramatic choreography that intertwines the 8 dancers with the sumptuous melodies of 7 Bach movements. Exploring the limits of classical movement in the contemporary world, the May program also includes a world premiere by Mariinsky Theatre’s Maxim Petrov, who is making his North American choreographic debut with Atlanta Ballet.