Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Experience the communion of jazz luminaries Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran with dance pioneer Alonzo King.
Together in San Francisco for six days of world-premiere performances, Lloyd, Moran and King create an unforgettable dialogue between movement and music that illuminates the shared freedom and wonder of their art forms. “Alonzo has a way of hearing,” explains Moran. “His choreography becomes melodic content.”
Lloyd, a Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductee, and Moran, a MacArthur Fellow and artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, share a boundless, multidisciplinary approach to their craft that perfectly compliments King’s expansive vision for ballet.
This bold new work features a light installation by renowned Bay Area artist Jim Campbell whose work crowns the Salesforce Tower.
"Lines Ballet is a pure aesthetic pleasure. It is a poem perfectly written in space." Libération Paris
For more information, visit linesballet.org/event/fall-season-2019-world-premiere
About Alonzo King LINES Ballet:
Thirty-six years of outstanding, multi-disciplinary collaborations for the stage place Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. With each collaboration, LINES Ballet investigates deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. At LINES Ballet, the artistic investigation is infinite and essential for it leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy, and the ability to transcend.
LINES Ballet’s spring and fall home seasons and global tours share this vision of transformative, revelatory dance with 40,000+ audience members worldwide every year. The Company has been featured at venues such as the Venice Biennale, Monaco Dance Forum, Maison de la Dance de Lyon, the Edinburgh International Festival, Montpellier Danse, the Wolfsburg Festival, the Holland Dance Festival, and most recently the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris.
In addition to the Company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet is also the home to nationally recognized dance education and community programs including LINES Training Program and Summer Program, the joint BFA Program in Dance with Dominican University of California, and the LINES Dance Center, one of the largest dance facilities on the West Coast.
"Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today and we are fortunate to have him and his LINES Ballet Company in San Francisco," San Francisco Chronicle