Atlanta Ballet will present its first live performance in a year with Friday’s “Silver Linings,” a free livestream in partnership with the Rialto Center for the Arts and Georgia State University TV.
A second “Silver Linings” program, with different works, will be livestreamed March 19.
Both will be anchored by a new piece from Claudia Schreier, the ballet’s choreographer-in-residence. Friday’s performance will include an excerpt from Schreier’s Pleiades Dances and, in March, the company will premiere the work in full.
Schreier is choreographing with Atlanta Ballet dancers via Zoom. Atlanta Ballet brought its dancers back to the studios in September in pods of 10, masked and socially distanced during rehearsals.
Each program will feature short pieces created by company dancers. Because outside choreographers couldn’t come to Atlanta because of COVID-19 restrictions, artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin invited his dancers to create new works on their peers, and eight of them accepted the offer.
Six of their works will be performed Friday. In addition to the preview of Schreier’s piece, the program includes Touchline by Anderson Souza, Bodies in Motion by Keith Reeves, This Bitter Earth by Guilherme Maciel, Dr. Rainbow’s Infinity Mirror by Darian Kane and Teneo Integrum by Sergio Masero.
The show will be livestreamed through the Rialto Center’s Facebook channel at 8 p.m.