LINES BALLET GALA

SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2024


You’re invited to an enchanting evening of magic, artistry, and transformation at the LINES Ballet Gala on April 6.

All guests will enjoy a reception and performance featuring works by Artistic Director Alonzo King, including LINES Ballet’s premiere performance of King’s ballet, The Collective Agreement. Following the performance, Dinner Sponsors and their guests will delight in a three-course dinner with paddle raise to support LINES Ballet.

Multiple ticket and sponsorship packages are available, and more information may be found below. Proceeds from the 2024 Gala allow LINES Ballet to expand its impact with local and global audiences through the creation of new work, and support LINES Ballet’s transformative educational programs.

To reserve a Dinner Sponsorship, please email Jonathan Neumann, Director of Development, at [email protected].

BUY TERRACE TICKETS

Angela Davis Named Honorary Chair

LINES Ballet is delighted to honor American political activist, professor, and author Angela Davis at the 2024 Gala.

Angela Y. Davis is Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. An activist, writer, and lecturer, her work focuses on prisons, police, abolition, and the related intersections of race, gender, and class. She is the author of many books, from Angela Davis: An Autobiography to Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. Her most recent books include Abolition.Feminism.Now., written with Gina Dent, Erica Meiners, and Beth Richie, and a book of essays entitled Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1.

EVENT DETAILS

 
Location
Blue Shield of California Theater
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
94103

Schedule
5 PM | Registration opens with complimentary beverages
5:45 PM | Performance
7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception and Dinner (Dinner Sponsors and their guests)*

*Terrace ticket holders will instead enjoy a festive toast following the performance.

Dress Code
Cocktail Attire

GALA COMMITTEE

 
Christopher Dydyk, Chair
Pattie Lawton
Jeff Schlarb
Al Wong

AUCTION ITEMS

Step into the Spotlight
Once-in-a-lifetime, walk-on role at 2025 Gala Performance

Dazzle audiences with a specially curated walk-on role at the 2025 Gala Performance–a new ballet created by Alonzo King. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will also give the winner a chance to work with renowned choreographer and Artistic Director Alonzo King to create the role (no dancing is required), rehearse with LINES Ballet Company Dancers, and perform onstage in a costume designed by Creative Director Robert Rosenwasser. The winner will keep the costume following the performance as a memento of this special occasion.


A Collector’s Dream
Iconic LINES Ballet prints by renowned photographer RJ Muna

Bring home a treasured piece of LINES Ballet history with an exquisite photograph from award-winning photographer RJ Muna, a longtime LINES Ballet collaborator. Muna has personally curated his favorite images from more than 15 years of photographing the grace and artistry of LINES Ballet’s dancers.

These images are not available for purchase anywhere outside of this evening’s Gala.


 


Inspiring Conversations, Exquisite Cuisine
Private dinner at Spruce with Alonzo King

This private dinner is the ultimate evening for lovers of the culinary arts and ballet alike. Chef Mark Sullivan of the restaurant Spruce will prepare a three-course chef’s tasting menu (plus amuse and mignardises) and sommelier-paired wines for you and four of your family and friends. LINES Ballet’s visionary Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Alonzo King, will join you, making for a rich and memorable experience—both in conversation and cuisine.

This experience is open to six guests and must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date within one year of the event date.
 

Italy’s stunning wine country


The Magic of Dance & Italian Charm
An Italian Escape with LINES Ballet During Truffle Season

Bid on a weeklong residency (October 27 through November 3, 2024) with LINES Ballet in Moncalvo, Italy’s stunning wine country. Witness rehearsals firsthand, share meals with the dancers and co-founders, and unwind in the beauty of Piedmont—all while experiencing the magic of truffle season. If you wish to come early, delight in unforgettable performances by LINES Ballet in Turin on October 25th and 26th. Don’t miss this rare chance to enter the world of LINES Ballet and prepare to be swept away!

Daily meals and accommodations are provided. Airfare and car rental is the responsibility of the winning bidder(s).
 

FUND-A-NEED

Alonzo King LINES Ballet nurtures the creative potential of all people, and your support shapes the future. Fund-A-Need gifts support General Operations of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s various programs and initiatives.

VIP DINNER SPONSORSHIPS

$100,000 | Gala Premier Sponsor

The Gala Premier Sponsor will be verbally acknowledged on the Gala Performance stage at the beginning of the program and will receive top billing on donor listings and venue acknowledgement signage. Additional Sponsor Benefits include:

20 VIP Tickets for Gala Performance & 2 Dinner Tables (10 at each table)
20 additional Terrace-level Performance Tickets
10 seats to closed LINES Ballet performance dress rehearsal
Backstage Meet and Greet with Alonzo King
Full-page ad space in Spring Season Digital Program
Acknowledgement or logo on Gala Dinner program presentation and Gala webpage
Four premium tickets to another night of LINES Ballet’s Spring Home Season at YBCA

$50,000 | Gala Performance Sponsor

The Opening Night Performance Sponsor will be acknowledged on the Gala dinner stage in The Forum at the beginning of the program, and additional printed acknowledgement in donor listings and venue signage. Additional Sponsor Benefits include:

20 VIP Tickets for Gala Performance & 2 Dinner Tables (10 at each table)
10 additional Terrace-level Performance Tickets
10 seats to closed LINES Ballet performance dress rehearsal
Backstage meet and Greet with Alonzo King
Acknowledgement or logo on Gala Dinner program presentation and Gala webpage
Full-page ad space in Spring Season Digital Program

$25,000 | Dinner Sponsor, Cocktail Reception Sponsor, and Gala Celebration Sponsor (Terrace Level Celebration)

10 VIP Tickets for Gala Performance & One Dinner Table (10 at each table)
10 seats to closed LINES Ballet performance dress rehearsal
Acknowledgement or logo on Gala Dinner program presentation and Gala webpage
Half-page ad space in Spring Season Digital Program
Verbal recognition during the event

$10,000 | Gala Table Sponsor

10 VIP Tickets for Gala performance & Dinner Table (10 at each table)
10 seats to closed LINES Ballet performance dress rehearsal
Acknowledgement on Gala Dinner program and Gala webpage

$1,000 | Individual Dinner Ticket

1 VIP Ticket for Gala performance and Dinner

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES

 
 

$125 | Gala Celebration Terrace Ticket

1 terrace ticket to the gala performance by LINES Ballet
Post-performance champagne toast

Can’t attend? Please make a gift to support the mission of LINES Ballet.

To secure your sponsorship, or if you have questions, please contact Jonathan Neumann, Director of Development at [email protected].


 
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID #94-2933309. Tickets and sponsorships are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend, you may give your ticket/sponsorship to a friend or family member or donate the value of your ticket/sponsorship back to LINES Ballet. Benefits are subject to change. The Fair Market Value of Gala tickets/sponsorships is as follows: table of ten—$2,000; single dinner ticket—$200; Gala Celebration Ticket—$25.

SPONSORS

 

SEASON PRESENTING SPONSOR


 

 
 

NEW WORKS SPONSOR

 
 

MEDIA SPONSOR

 

 
 

OFFICIAL WINE SPONSOR

Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancer: Madeline DeVries | © RJ Muna; Angela Davis Headshot | Courtesy Angela Davis; Alonzo King LINES Ballet | 2023 Gala | Maya Harr, Babatunji, and Wilhelm Oehl | © Drew Altizer Photography; Alonzo King LINES Ballet | 2023 Gala | Carolyn Tyler | © Drew Altizer Photography; Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Yujin Kim and Zachary Tang | Opera Singer: Maya Lahyani | © Unknown; Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancer: Maya Harr | © RJ Muna; Image via Spruce

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