'Beauty and the Beast.' A curse, a young beauty, a rogue and a kiss — all play parts in Bruce Wells' fairy tale love story, receiving its world premiere with the debut of Atlanta Ballet 2, the new training ensemble. Set to music by Leo Delibes, this family friendly production combines classical dancing with story to imply that when a person's character is concerned, appearances can be deceiving. Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Infinite Energy Theater, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth; Feb. 8-11, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $12-$57. atlantaballet.com.
'La Fille Mal Gardee.' In his third year as The Georgia Ballet's artistic director, Daet Rodriguez will present Sir Frederick Ashton's enduring version of this 1789 comedy about a peasant girl and her boyfriend who together must outwit her mother's plans to marry her to a rich simpleton. Enlightened in its day, "La Fille" threw out baroque artifice for natural expression; its characters were neither gods nor courtiers, but everyday people. Oct. 7-8, Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta. $10-$30. georgiaballet.org.
Ailey II. In 2012, when Atlanta Tri-Cities High School alum Juel D. Lane created "Moments of Dis," Atlanta Ballet's first main stage commission from a locally based, independent black choreographer, it was a stepping stone toward his upcoming choreographic debut with Ailey II, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's touring second company. As part of Ailey's new Destination Dance initiative to offer year-round programming in Atlanta, Ailey II will present Lane's piece on love, "Touch and Agree," an energized and emotionally honest work drawing from hip-hop, African and contemporary dance traditions. Oct. 21, Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St., Atlanta. $41-$69. rialto.gsu.edu.
"Human Landscapes." CORE Performance Company's world premiere, created in collaboration with France-based choreographer Germana Civera, delves into the subject of human migration: what it means to be exiled and displaced into a strange and sometimes hostile environment. Co-produced with France-Atlanta, "Human Landscapes" helps realize the organization's 2017 theme, the art of coexistence. Oct. 26-29, B-Complex, 1272 Murphy Ave., Atlanta. $15. coredance.org.
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