CACTI CHOREOGRAPHY BY ALEXANDER EKMANSANDPAPER BALLET CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARK MORRISWORLD PREMIERE CHOREOGRAPHY BY YURY YANOWSKYAn imaginative mix of three works in March will delight and surprise, revealing the playful side of dance. Alexander Ekman's Cacti, which pokes fun at the seemingly pretentious nature of "high art," returns this season to take audiences on an energizing, laugh-out-loud romp. From legendary American choreographer Mark Morris, Atlanta Ballet presents the Company premiere of Sandpaper Ballet, which The San Francisco Chronicle described as "...a diversion, a giddy all-American filler that seemed as much fun to dance as it was to watch." The program also includes a new commission from emerging choreographer and recently retired Boston Ballet dancer Yury Yanowsky, whose visionary work promises a visually arresting accompaniment to the March lineup.Photo: Pittsburgh Ballet in Mark Morris' Sandpaper Ballet. Photo by Rich Sofranko.