Featuring selections from Paquita choreographed by Marius Petipa and staged by Gennadi Nedvigin, the North American premiere of Vespertine by Liam Scarlett & the world premiere of Denouement by Gemma Bond
The March program, curated by Atlanta Ballet’s new artistic director, Gennadi Nedvigin, explores the evolution and transformative nature of dance. From the 19th century masterpiece Paquita to Vespertine, a captivating piece by famed British choreographer Liam Scarlett, to a brand new work that emerging choreographer Gemma Bond created on Atlanta Ballet in the fall, this triple-bill celebrates the timeless beauty and power of ballet.
A famed nineteenth century classic revered for demanding and intricate choreography, Paquita is an energetic work that will thrill audiences. Atlanta Ballet dancers have spent months in the studios preparing this challenging work, and their artistry and technique will be on full display.
Lauded as “an important name in the ballet world” (The New York Times), Liam Scarlett, is artist in residence at the Royal Ballet in London and a choreographic star on the rise. Atlanta Ballet is thrilled to present the North American premiere of Vespertine, which was originally created on Norwegian National Ballet. Inspired by and set to music from the Baroque period, Vespertine is a nuanced convergence of old and new with fresh, dynamic movement steeped in the classical tradition.
American Ballet Theatre dancer and emerging choreographer Gemma Bond has created an exquisite world premiere ballet for Atlanta Ballet that features live piano and cello accompaniment. Inspired by what could have been, Denouement explores the idea of past, present, and future through three couples, looking at how a different choice at a pivotal moment in our lives can set us on a trajectory that we may not have imagined. The world premiere by Gemma Bond is commissioned by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.