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Atlanta Ballet

The Performing Arts Center will present the Atlanta Ballet on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre.

The Atlanta Ballet is the oldest continuously operating ballet company in the country, and it is the official state ballet of Georgia. Artistic director John McFall has been at the helm for 10 years. One of the innovations of his tenure has been the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, already the sixth-largest dance school in the nation.

The program for this recital is scheduled to include Bachslide, choreographed by Alan Hineline to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, with costumes by Christine Joly and lighting design by Robert Hand Jr. The program will also include the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The dance has been staged for Atlanta Ballet by Rosemary Miles, the company’s ballet mistress.

Two works choreographed by John McFall are scheduled: Jupiter, set to music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Stella, set to music by Maurice Ravel.

A pre-concert lecture will be given by McFall in the Balcony Theatre, upstairs in the Fine Arts Building. The lecture begins 45 minutes before the performance and is free and open to the public.