The Atlanta Ballet Intertwines Jazz, Gospel And Dance

Lar Lubovitch's "Elemental Brubeck" will have its Atlanta Ballet premiere Feb. 7. (Credit: Kim Kenney)
Lar Lubovitch’s “Elemental Brubeck” will have its Atlanta Ballet premiere Feb. 7. (Credit: Kim Kenney)

Dance and jazz intertwine in a new show performed by the Atlanta Ballet.

“Heart/Beat: Gospel, Brubeck and Rhythms of the City” will showcase the three works by Alexander EkmanLar Lubovitch, and a world premiere by Dwight Rhoden.

Rhoden collaborated with the Spelman College Glee Club to set the dance performance to gospel and spiritual songs.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Spelman Glee Club director Dr. Kevin Johnson and Atlanta Ballet artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin about the performances.

“Heart/Beat” will be performed Feb. 7 to 15 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

This story was originally published with audio on WABE.org.

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