When the Atlanta Ballet’s new artistic director opted for a more classical approach last year, five of the company’s top dancers—with more than 50 years of experience among them—broke out on their own with a modern dance troupe that has garnered national attention. Welcomed with a temporary home at the Westside Cultural Arts Center and a promised spot at Serenbe’s planned arts facility, Terminus debuted exstasis—Latin for “ecstasy” or “rapture”—to sold-out crowds in October. The debut proved a joyful omen for the resilience and future of our city’s creative culture. terminus-serenbe.com
This article originally appeared in our December 2017 issue.