Scenes from Wabi Sabi at the Botanical Garden

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

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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.