Lambarena and World Premiere
Cobb Energy Performing Arts
Lambarena and World Premiere – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – Atlanta, GA
[ad#300 x 250 L-side]Lambarena and World Premiere will be at the Cobb Energey Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA from March 25 through 27! This is a very unique, interesting blend of African dance and traditional ballet. The end result is something truly special when two very different forms of dancing from two distinctly different cultures merges into one.Lambarena and World Premiere TICKETS
About Lambarena and World Premiere
Lambarena and World Premiere is more than just dance, it’s also about the spirit and creativity of two different cultures and the magic that can result when they combine. The choreographers behind this show and the dances have really outdone themselves, and they can take much of the credit for making this show into what it is. The show will consist of three different sets of dances, including Lambarena, The Rite of Spring, and Petal. Lambarena and Petal have both been performed by the dancers for a live audience in the past, but The Rite of Spring is a world premiere, never having been seen prior to the 2010-2011 season.
Lambarena and World Premiere Choreographers
There are three incredibly talented choreographers behind Lambarena and World Premiere: Val Caniparoli, Christopher Hampson, and Helen Pickett. Val is responsible for choreographing the Lambarena segment of the show. He is a Washington native who spent 30 years with the San Francisco Ballet. In addition to choreography, Val also continues to dance. U.K. born Christopher Hampson was previously a soloist for the English National Ballet before focusing primarily on choreographing in the late ’90s. Since then, he’s won several prestigious awards for his choreography work, some of which has been broadcast on national television. Helen Pickett has been involved in dance since the late ’90s, and she began her dance studies at the San Francisco Ballet School. Over the last 10 years, she has received much recognition for her work in choreography in the form of both grants and awards, and today she not only choreographs, but also teaches dance to students through her Expansive Artist workshop.