Scenes from Wabi Sabi at the Botanical Garden

Atlanta ballet’s Wabi Sabi creation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden


Under an apocalyptic sky last Thursday night the Atlanta Ballet unleashed its last Wabi Sabi creation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, waiting for the first performance to start, a crackle of thunder could be heard and a little girl screamed. And then seven different performances took place throughout the gardens with a roving audience moving throughout the grounds. It was an epic setting for close to two hours of dramatic outdoor ballet. The crowd of mixed ages seemed put into a trance by the dancing although some of the older folks seemed a little confused by the soundtrack which included Animal Collective and a street soundscape from South Korea. “The dancing was gorgeous,” one older woman was overheard saying to another, “but the music was awful.”

More scenes from Wabi Sabi.