As the Atlanta Ballet prepares to open the new show “Fusion” next week, long-time company member Brian Wallenberg has decided to retire.
A 13-year member of the company, Wallenberg, who is gay, decided earlier in the season to call it quits. It was a tough decision but one he knew was right. He is happy to go out with this mixed production, one he is very excited about.
“Fusion” is divided into three dances. “Lambarena” is choreographed by Val Caniporali and combines traditional African dance with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It debuted in San Francisco 16 years and has been performed around the world.