From the venue:
The sweeping rhythms and infectious energy of jazz music intertwine the three works making their Atlanta Ballet debuts in February.
Dwight Rhoden, “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day” (The New York Times) and former principal with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will create a world premiere contemporary ballet on our Company artists set to powerful melodies.
Lar Lubovitch’s Elemental Brubeck, a toe tapping good time, provides “a festive, knockout display, joyously evoking some of the greatest moments of American dance on film…” (The San Francisco Chronicle).
Alexander Ekman returns with Tuplet, an explosive and inventive work. Using the dancers bodies as percussion instruments, they create their own driving tempos that, when intermixed with popular jazz standards and an original electronic score, create an immersive, symphonic experience.