Celebrating 90 Years of the Atlanta Ballet
For nine decades the Atlanta Ballet has broken ground in the world of dance with boundary pushing, technically demanding and philosophical works. To celebrate the start of their 90th anniversary season, the company starts as they mean to go on with a series of pieces including Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante's kinetic love letter to Edith Piaf Love Fear Loss.
Inspired by the iconic singer's tumultuous life, the critically acclaimed ballet pieces together the rise and fall of Piaf's own romantic relationships through her music. From the initial butterflies stage reflected in the Hymn of Love to the difficult middle ground of Do Not Abandon Me and the tragedy of loss expressed in My God, the extraordinary ballet takes the audience on a deeply personal journey through a series of duets. Liam Scarlett's Vespertine, a world premiere by Claudia Schreier and a special guest performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet round off the bill.