Wabi Sabi, the Atlanta Ballet’s new contemporary chamber performance group, will dance into the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday, June 21, during Cocktails in the Garden. The evening begins with drinks at 6 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m.

Created by Atlanta Ballet veteran company dancer John Welker in 2011, Wabi Sabi seeks to push the boundaries of ballet through the creation of new works by the next generation of choreographic talent. Wabi Sabi allows Atlanta Ballet an opportunity to present new work that enhances the scope of the existing repertory, while offering new artistic challenges to its company members. Wabi Sabi takes its name from a Japanese worldview that finds beauty in the sincerity, simplicity, and integrity of the natural world.

Thursday night’s show is free with admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. For additional ticket information, visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden at www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.