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Some things recent, some things new in Atlanta Ballet’s 2014-15 season

By HOWARD POUSNER / AJC

Atlanta Ballet is announcing its 2014-15 season at a luncheon today, but the AJC has the advance scoop on the lineup.

It’s highlighted by three new works: the world premiere of an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ “Camino Real” by resident choreographer Helen Pickett; and Atlanta premieres of “Classical Symphony” by Russian-born San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov and “Cacti” by Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman.

Plus three very recent hits are being brought back for encores.

The schedule is below, but read the context, including thoughts from Atlanta Ballet artistic director John McFall, at  myajc.com (paid subscriber site).

ATLANTA BALLET’S 2014-15 LINEUP

Dec. 11-28: “Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker” (with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra)

Feb. 6-14, 2015: “Romeo et Juliette” (with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra)

Feb. 14-15, 2015: One-hour family performance by Atlanta Ballet Fellowship Ensemble

March 20-22, 2015: “Camino Real” (with Atlanta Ballet Orchestra)

April 17-19, 2015: “Modern Choreographic Voices” (mixed repertory: “Classical Symphony,” “Minus 16”)

May 15-17, 2015: “Mayhem” (mixed repertory: “Cacti,” “Seven Sonatas”)

All performances are at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, except “Nutcracker” (at the Fox Theatre). Subscription packages are on sale, with single tickets available in early summer. Information: 404-873-5811, www.atlantaballet.com.

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