Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Artistic Director / Choreographer: Alonzo King
www.linesballet.org
 
Combining a classical technique with personal intervention, Alonzo King projects his performers in a nonstop dance translating into a staggering articulation of bodies.
 
In 1982, Alonzo King founded LINES Ballet which today is one of the most prestigious and exciting companies in North America. Highly recognized in the United States, he has worked regularly with opera, television and cinema. At the same time he is invited to work with the largest companies around the world. William Forsythe stated that "Alonzo King is one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times."
 
Admirer of Balanchine, he creates bridges between tradition and modernity and developes an inventive, sensual and vibrant dance with impeccable classically trained dancers.
 
Through his collaborations with artists from different disciplines and cultures, he proposes a work that is always new and fed by cultural diversity. As a visionary choreographer, Alonzo King is renowned for his incredible ability to grip the audience with a real humanity and a deep sense of freedom.
 
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Pieces available for touring

Season highlights

This season, the company will begin touring the United States and Canada, and then Europe, between November 2021 and April 2022, to present its programme The Personal Element / Azoth.
2022 will be LINES Ballet's 40th anniversary. On this occasion, a new piece will be premiered in San Francisco in May 2022. In this creation, Alonzo King will bring together two emblematic artists of the company's work in recent years, two iconic figures on the international jazz scene: pianist Jason Moran and Grammy Award-winning singer Lisa Fischer. Each of these three talented artists will draw on their own history to explore the spiritual convergence of music and movement.
The company will also take advantage of this season to move forward with the development of its next work, Seven Seas (working title), which will be presented in the fall of 2022.