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Atlanta Ballet finishes its 84th season with pure MAYhem.

When
8:19PM
5.15.14

Where
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

The current state of ballet is changing by leaps and bounds. Touted by the Atlanta Ballet as a contemporary “no-holds-barred explosion of creativity,” the incredible dance company closed its 84th season with a modern performance of its latest three-work show, MAYhem, at the beautiful OTP performing arts arena. Resident choreographer Helen Pickett and Artistic Director John McFall each put up world-premiere pieces and were joined by Boston Ballet’s resident choreographer Jorma Elo for a return of his piece, 1st Flash. It was during a dress rehearsal for Pickett’s The Exile that photographer Kim Kenney snapped this impressive action shot while standing in the auditorium. “This was a high-energy, emotionally charged ballet,” recalls the lensman, who has captured several dances on film for the company. “Ballet is a difficult subject to photograph,” admits Kenney. “So I am particularly pleased when I capture the moment of, say, a grand jeté [like this].” Us too.