Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

It wouldn’t be the holidays without Drosslemeyer’s magic, Mouse King, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a little girl with a Nutcracker Prince. I have to admit that is has been a long time since I’ve actually participated in the Yuletide ritual.  … Continue reading Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The Four Seasons: Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I love a dance company who takes the time to embrace all audience members. Atlanta Ballet did just that this weekend at the Cobb Energy Center. This company has launched their 2011/2012 season. There is nothing more exciting than dance … Continue reading The Four Seasons: Live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Ignition! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

This concert was a lot to digest for a little old writer like myself, but in a good way. There was so much I liked, by way of movement vocabulary, image and theme, that it was hard for me to process and put onto paper. I’ll tell you what, folks; I am becoming a very big fan of the redefining process–or metamorphosis–Atlanta Ballet is currently experiencing. I think they are making really good choices in the work and choreographers that they commission. I like an edgy company and artistic director John McFall is taking risks and driving them to the lip of a canyon. Continue reading Ignition! By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

Atlanta Ballet’s Big Secret By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully 

Tuesday morning I ran from my gig teaching the kiddies, moved like a snail through notorious Atlanta traffic, to get to Georgia Public Broadcasting for the unveiling of Atlanta Ballet’s newest secret. They have commissioned some big wig, international choreographer … Continue reading Atlanta Ballet’s Big Secret By Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully