$20 adult / $15 student
Winter Dance will highlight the strengths of both ballet and contemporary students in an exciting program of works of vastly different styles by George Balanchine, Claudia Schreier, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Shen Wei.
Claudia Schreier, Atlanta Ballet’s resident choreographer and multiple award-winner, is a rising star in the ballet world. Her “First Impulse,” with staging by Clara Monk, is a dynamic and rhythmic neoclassical work set to the music of Eino Tamberg. Of its premiere, Pointe magazine wrote, “Schreier’s movement feels like architecture in motion, making all kinds of steps, even bourrées, seem wondrous and new… the future of ballet is well and alive.”
Darrell Grand Moultrie’s work is rich with hybrid contemporary, secular and classical modalities.
Chinese American choreographer and director Shen Wei inhabits a cultural-centric and interdisciplinary movement style. His “Re-Triptych” is a meditation on his travel in three parts, with “Re-III” drawing upon images of rural communities along the Silk Road and his “impressions of a radically transformed Beijing” he encountered while choreographing the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Kate Jewett (B.F.A. Dance ’05), a member of Shen Wei Dance Arts since 2005 where she is rehearsal director and director of education and outreach, will stage the work.
Program to include:
Kate Jewett Restaging of “Re-III” by Shen Wei
Darrell Grand Moultrie Premiere of new work
Claudia Schreier “First Impulse”
George Balanchine “Serenade”