Jessica Assef and Moises Martin will by part of the new season from the Atlanta Ballet. Photo by Rachel Neville. CONTRIBUTED: ATLANTA BALLET
Photo: Rachel Neville
Photo: Rachel Neville

Atlanta Ballet’s new season includes an international tour

The Atlanta Ballet’s 2019-2020 season will put the company on the road for the first time in several years, with tours planned to Washington D.C. and to Prague in the Czech Republic.

This holiday season the ballet company will present its new production of “The Nutcracker” at The Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital for seven performances, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.

The ballet company will then bring the new Nutcracker, with choreography by Yuri Possokhov, back to Atlanta.

Continuing a cultural exchange with the Czech National Ballet, seven members of Atlanta Ballet’s professional company will travel to Prague in February, 2020 to perform a section of Craig Davidson’s “Remembrance/Hereafter,” which Atlanta Ballet premiered in its 2017-2018 season.

The partnership began in September, 2018 when members of the Cech company performed as part of Atlanta Ballet’s “Return to Fall” program.

Atlanta Ballet’s recently-announced 2019-2020 season will offer new dances, including world premieres, along with classic works.

Here’s a look at the coming season:

In September:

“Vespertine”

“Love Fear Loss”

World premiere by Claudia Shreier

After its 2017 North American debut in Atlanta, British choreographer Liam Scarlett’s “Vespertine” returns to the stage at the Cobb Energy Center.

September’s programming will also include “Love Fear Loss,” by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante, inspired by the personal life of French singer Edith Piaf.

In addition to these performances the Atlanta Ballet will premiere a work by New York-based choreographer Claudia Schreier, a recent Princess Grace Award recipient for choreography.

The month will also offer a special guest performance by Complexions Contemporary Ballet.

September 20-22, 2019, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy.

In December:

“The Nutcracker”

After an engagement at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center in November, Atlanta Ballet’s new production of “The Nutcracker” returns to the Fox Theatre this holiday season, with music performed by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. 

Last year’s reimagined version of the classic Russian work, set to music by Tchaikovsky, was the first big production directed by Atlanta Ballet’s Gennadi Nedvigin, who came on board as artistic director in 2016.  

December 7-24, 2019; at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St NE. 

In February, 2020

“Elemental Brubeck”

“Tuplet”

“Swan Lake”

February brings “Elemental Brubeck” a jazz-influenced “toe-tapper” set to the music of Dave Brubeck, and choreographed by Lar Lubovitch.

The troupe will also perform the innovative “Tuplet,” from Alexander Ekman, in which the dancers use their bodies as percussion instruments and move to jazz standards and an original electronic track.

The first part of the month will also bring a world premiere by Dwight Rhoden, former principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Feb. 7-15, 2020; Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. 

Also in February, Atlanta Ballet 2 will present a one-hour “Swan Lake,” designed for ages 12 and under.

This world premiere production of “Swan Lake” will take place Feb. 13-16, 2020, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. 

In March, 2020

“Giselle”

Performing with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the company will present “Giselle” March 27-29, 2020, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre With the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra

In May, 2020

“Firebird”

“Remembrance/Hereafter”

A world premiere from Juliano Nuñes

Atlanta Ballet will close out its 90th anniversary season with the classic “Firebird,” featuring Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, accompanied by Igor Stravinsky’s score, performed by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra.

“Remembrance/Hereafter” will be accompanied by a live string quartet playing Franz Schubert's "Death and the Maiden."

The month will also include a world premiere from Brazilian choreographer, Juliano Nuñes, a current dancer with the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

May 15-27, 2020, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. 

For information about tickets and times: www.atlantaballet.com

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