This weekend the Atlanta Ballet presents its "New Choreographic Voices" program, featuring works by Christopher Wheeldon, Helen Pickett and the Atlanta Ballet's own Tara Lee. Lee's work, "Pavo", is a fascinating story; it involved a collaboration with Atlanta based composer Nickitas Demos, and Catherine Tully of 4dancers.org did an interview with Lee at The Huffington Post in which Lee talks about the work, and about how she became a choreographer. There's a video interview embedded in the story that's really worth checking out.
The program begins with Wheeldon's "Rush", set to music by Bohuslav Martino, and continues with Pickett's "Prayer of Touch" to music by Felix Mendelssohn. The Atlanta Ballet site is a great dance company site; the details on the New Choreographic Voices program include a really rich presentation of video, composer biographies and detail of each work. The site also includes a really cool section they call Resources that includes sections on "Ballet Terms and Positions" and a "Ballet FAQs".
"New Choreographic Voices" is at the Atlanta Ballet May 18-20.