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Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Hamlet' April 11 2014

With added "dance-y."

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Old story, new tricks: The Atlanta Ballet will perform Shakespeare's Hamlet this weekend at the Cobb Energy Centre after a 10-year hiatus. The show is choreographed by Stephen Mills in a blend of classicism and the contemporary; the show is scored by Philip Glass with an obvious blend of the same. The show is also subtitled "an evening to die for" so expect any changes but the body count. My colleague Andrew Alexander recently spoke with conductor Beatrice Jona Affron, including this quote: "Some people have said my style is sort of 'dancey.'" Tickets start at $20. More here.

Two more picks for your weekend below.

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FRIDAY

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  • Courtesy Kai Lin
  • Sam Parker, "A Fools Errand," acrylic on wood panel, 30x16 in.



Larry Jens Anderson, Peter Ferrari, and Sam Parker will open Returning Home at Kai Lin Art. Though a group show, the three each take individual approaches to individual material. Parker "explores process of being human and facing the mortality inherent in that process"; Ferrari, in his first show, "explores the human subconscious and how it governs the decisions and behaviors of people"; and Anderson "uses words as both subject and image" in an exploration of that cliche about pictures and their words' worth. With a reception from 7-11 p.m.

SATURDAY

Blackberry Winter Power2Give matching donation from Adam Fristoe on Vimeo.

Blackberry Winter - "A new play about a daughter doing her very best to shepherd her mother in safety and comfort through the memory loss and dementia associated with Alzheimer's" - opens for a workshop production (feedback recommended!) at the Horizon Theatre. It's written by Steve Yockey (Wolves, Pluto), a longtime Out of Hander, which will produce Blackberry; which has been developed in concert with Emory's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Emory's Lary Walker, and the Center for Chemical Evolution. Fun fact! It's directed by Adam Fristoe, who some of us remember as the evilest science teacher on "Teen Wolf."

PSA: The Atlanta Fringe Festival's annual Easter Art Hunt returns to Brownwood Park, with food/family/etc. in the morning before the 1 p.m. hunt, "where, like so many Easter eggs, pieces of art will be hidden and free to whoever finds them." Community art-making follows that.




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