Ignition: New Choreographic Voices from the Atlanta Ballet

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Atlanta Ballet


the Alliance Stage, at Woodruff Arts Center, with three original works for their season finale. 

Ignition: New Choreographic Voices

, May 13 through 15. "Home in 7," "Flux," and "Quietly Walking," were created exclusively for the Atlanta Ballet. Opening night is Friday, May 13th.

Here is a spotlight on one of the performances:


Home in 7"

Atlanta is the inspiration behind choreographer

Amy Seiwert’s

world premiere "

Home in 7,"

which brings the southern, international city to life through spoken word, music and movement based on seven poems by acclaimed spoken word artist and Morehouse graduate 

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

. Seiwert, known for her inventive collaborations, has also enlisted the talents of acclaimed violinist and composer 

Daniel Bernard Roumain

(noted for blending funk, rock, hip-hop and classical music). Through Joseph’s seven poems, as the title “Home in 7” suggests, the piece visits various aspects of Atlanta, from Southern belles and the Atlanta Braves to more intense themes and historical references.

“I attended Morehouse in the years leading up to the staging of the Olympic Games,” said 


, “and was radically inspired by the intersection of economic growth, black civic leadership, and cultural transition. Beyond my own time here, I honor the historic and present role that the city has had in shaping American culture, and wanted to celebrate the textures of the city that you don't necessarily see in the Hartsfield postcard shop.”

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[caption id="attachment_8214" align="aligncenter" width="478" caption="Dancers Yoomi Kim and Jared Tan in Home in 7 Rehearsal. All photos by Charlie McCullers."]



Excited? Then come to the

IGNITION Kick-Off Party & Artist Chat



this evening at

Whitespace Gallery

. [

814 edgewood ave 30307

~ 6:30-8:30] Live music by DJ Anne Tyler, Ignition Photography Exhibit and complimentary cocktails.


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