A Ballet Based on
Camino Real
by Tennessee Williams

Choreography by Helen Pickett
Music and sound by Peter Salem

Costume Design by Sandra Woodall
Lighting Design by David Finn
Set Design by David Finn and Emma Kingsbury

Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra led by guest conductor Ari Pelto

Kilroy is coming…For her fourth work and first full-evening ballet for Atlanta Ballet, Helen Pickett brings the world premiere of Camino Real. Inspired by the 1953 Tennessee Williams play of the same name, the story is told from the perspective of Kilroy, a character based on patriotic iconography from the WWII era. The work grapples with human mortality, the burning desire to connect, and the will to live. Atlanta Ballet has commissioned a brand new score for this full-evening ballet, which will be performed live by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Let yourself be pulled into a mind-twisting yet poignant program with Camino Real.

‘We can all look at these plays and recognize the things we do to ourselves. We cringe, we laugh, and we have that moment of recognition…’
– Helen Pickett in a January 2014 Creative Loafing article


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