RETURN TO A STRANGE LAND CHOREOGRAPHY BY JIŘÍ KYLIÁN
WORLD PREMIERE CHOREOGRAPHY BY RICARDO AMARANTE
VERTIGO CHOREOGRAPHY BY MAURO BIGONZETTI, PERFORMED BY CZECH NATIONAL BALLET
Atlanta Ballet returns with a fall lineup that includes one of dance visionary Jiří Kylián’s signature celebrations of dancers’ physical limits, Return to a Strange Land. Sinewy forms entwine in intimate embraces before spiraling across the stage in graceful lifts. They are physical bodies in space detached from place and time – travelers in a strange land. They move as counterpoints, exploring the limits of centrifugal force and, seemingly, gravity.
Rising Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante, recognized for his emotionally-charged, purely neoclassical style, complements the program with a world premiere.
Atlanta Ballet will also welcome a special performance by Czech National ballet of Vertigo, a pas de deux by Mauro Bigonzetti.
Photo: Jonathan Dummar, Valerie Robin & Fabrice Calmels in Jiří Kylián's Return to a Strange Land. Photo by Herbert Migdoll. Courtesy of Joffrey Ballet.