The vibrant Atlanta dance scene is saturated with different styles, but it is rare for audiences to see multiple companies on one bill, let alone in a performance that is free and open to the public. This weekend, the Inman Park Dance Festival will offer the community this chance to enjoy a taste of the local dance scene as part of the 48th annual Inman Park Spring Festival. A dance program of new and old works from four local companies will run April 27–28 at The Trolley Barn at 963 Edgewood Avenue.
With a mix of West African and ballet techniques, Ballethnic Dance Company and its youth ensemble will present excerpts from the company’s signature work, The Leopard Tale, choreographed by Waverly Lucas, alongside Lucas’ Hip Hoppin 2 Pointe. The Georgia Ballet, the oldest company in the festival, will perform the Odalisque pas de trois and variations from the 19th-century classic Le Corsaire, as well as a pas de deux from Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides.
Contrasting the ballet offerings, Full Radius Dance, Atlanta’s only modern dance company composed of professional dancers with and without physical disabilities, will debut Flo(w), a series of four dances choreographed by different company members and set to indie-rock music by Florence and the Machine. ImmerseATL, a young company of emerging contemporary dance artists, will round out the show with Sarah Hillmer’s frame shift.