In March, Atlanta Ballet presents two sensational works highlighting the rich legacy and promising future of classical dance. Audiences will fall under the spell of the iconic third act of Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake, staged by Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. This timeless masterpiece is complimented by the world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter from emerging choreographer Craig Davidson, exhibiting the extraordinary versatility of Atlanta Ballet dancers.
Audiences will have the chance to witness the exquisite choreography of “The Father of Classical Ballet” with the splendor of Swan Lake Act III. Petipa’s celebrated work exudes passion, choreographic complexity, and technical brilliance. Building upon the tradition of the classical masters, Australian choreographer Craig Davidson presents a transformative world premiere showcasing the transcendence of dance. This sublime new work will be accompanied by a live quartet performing Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” to give audiences a truly immersive experience.
“Along with the expressive dexterity of movement in Craig Davison’s spectacular world premiere, it is enthralling to witness Atlanta Ballet Company members bring fresh energy to the celebrated excellence of Swan Lake,” shared Nedvigin. “This mixed-repertory program gives Atlanta audiences the opportunity to experience a well-balanced array of folkloric, classical, and contemporary dance styles.”
Atlanta Ballet’s Black Swan mixed repertory program runs for four performances from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339. To purchase tickets, visit www.atlantaballet.com or call 404-892-3303.
Swan Lake Act III
Choreography by Marius Petipa & staged by Gennadi Nedvigin
From one of the most celebrated classical ballets in history, Swan Lake Act III marks the pivotal moment in which Prince Sigfried mistakes Odile, daughter of the evil sorcerer Von Rothbart, for his true love, Odette. Captivated by her sorcery, the beguiled Prince Siegfried dances with Odile in the famed Black Swan Pas de Deux from which the program borrows its title. Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin will stage this choreographic masterpiece, leaving audiences enchanted by its poignant evocations and precise technicality.
World Premiere: Remembrance/Hereafter
Praised internationally for his impassioned, sinuous movements, Craig Davidson has worked alongside world-renowned choreographers including William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor, Jacopo Godani, Nicolo Fonte, Jorma Elo, and Alexander Ekman. Staged on Atlanta Ballet dancers, the world premiere of Remembrance/Hereafter will be accompanied by a live quartet to provide audiences with a distinctive sensory experience.