ATLANTA BALLET is graciously hosting our April Green Drinks at their Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, a 55,000 sq ft, LEED Gold Certified, state-of-the-art facility located on the Westside. This month's event will include the usual networking and drinks (with complimentary beer & wine), plus we'll be treated to a preview performance from "Quietly Walking," part of Modern Choreographic Voices, playing at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 17-19. Choreographer Gina Patterson will be joining us to discuss the piece, which focuses on the relationship between urbanization and deforestation, and how we are in danger of losing our connection with the earth and with each other.
6:00-6:30 – Reception in lobby (bar + light bites)
6:30-7:30 – Remarks from Atlanta Ballet / In-studio dance preview
7:30-9:00 – Reception resumes; building tours
EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THIS MONTH. Space is limited so please reserve your spot soon.
More on the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre:
- Atlanta Ballet chose to renovate an existing facility to reduce the relocation project’s environmental impact.
- The building was originally constructed in 1955 and was a manufacturing plant for Hotpoint Appliances before Atlanta Ballet’s purchase.
- Trees Atlanta, nationally recognized for preserving Atlanta's urban forest, planted 24 trees on site.
- Rocks from the building renovation were donated to Zoo Atlanta.
- The 22-foot glass conference room table and 28-foot glass conference room wall were donated by Tommy Holder of Holder Construction, general contractor for the project, and co-chair of Atlanta Ballet’s capital campaign.
- Atlanta Ballet is the only arts organization in the country whose headquarters has LEED-Gold certification, the second highest achievement for LEED certification.
- As part of Atlanta Ballet’s commitment to environmental stewardship, several components of the building renovation incorporated “green” initiatives, including:
- Recycled construction waste – 98% of all construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Recycled carpet throughout the building
- Sprung dance floors from the old studios
- 40 LED fixtures from “The New York City Waterfalls” public art display that were donated to Atlanta Ballet by the Public Art Fund. The lights currently illuminate the Kalwall panels in the lobby and studios of the building.
- Donated office furniture from several local businesses and organizations
- Dual flush valves and low-flow faucets and shower heads (a 35% reduction in water usage!)
- Kalwall – Most highly insulating, light-transmitting wall paneling system in the world