The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Based in San Francisco, Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King since 1982. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. He understands ballet as a science-founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution-and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King's visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. Described by The New Yorker as "hyper kinetic" and "exceptional," the celebrated LINES Ballet of San Francisco performs exhilarating works that meld classical Western ballet with a diverse set of cultural traditions. The dancers' flawless technique, mixed with King's expressive choreography, creates a performance that is like no other.
"Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today."~San Francisco Chronicle
About the Production
Sponsored in part by the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.