Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
- General Info:
- The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is a performing arts facility built in metro Atlanta. The center is a venue for broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances, opera, corporate meetings and events. It serves more than 130,000 students and teachers from 26 different school districts, as well as private and school groups through its Artsbridge education program. The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has a number of resident companies that perform various shows, including The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet and Gas South Broadway series.
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- East Cobb, Cumberland
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Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
01/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The facility itself is very nice. However, I take issue with the Administration of the Cobb Energy Centre for ""misleading"" the public with regard to the Shen Yun performance hosted there this past weekend.
The show was billed as having ""masterful choreography"", ""spectacular visuals"", and ""groundbreaking music"". In reality, the choreography was, with rare exception, trite and repetitive-- and all of it driven by out-of-tune musical accompaniment. Truly, their description makes hyperbole look like understatement.
Unfortunately, it gets worse. While the substance of the performance was undeniably mediocre, the raison d'?tre of the show was to promote the ideology of the Falun Gong, a group officially identified as a cult in China. It is nothing more than a propaganda machine.
(After the fact, I found a couple of reviews which should confirm this is not one man's humble opinion. Citysearch policy precludes me from including the links, so you'll have to Google the 25 February 2008 review in the Telegraph in the U.K. and the 13 January 2010 review in the Vancouver Sun to verify.)
I fault the Cobb Energy Centre for not candidly stating the intent of the program, and give them the lowest rating for that reason. Whether it be due to negligence because of a ""caveat emptor"" stance, or outright deception, it is irresponsible. It will have to be a ""must see"" presentation for me to ever set foot in that facility again.
03/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Finally, a theater in Atlanta meant for the performing arts and Broadway. First the Atlanta Opera, then the Atlanta Ballet, what's next? Treat yourself to a night out at the Cobb Energy Centre where the acoustics and sightlines are amazing, parking is a breeze and you don't have to fight the Midtown traffic mess.