LINES Ballet's 40th Anniversary

TOUCHING HEARTS AND STIRRING MINDS SINCE 1982

40 Years of Collaboration, Performance, and Education

This year we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Since 1982, Alonzo King, Robert Rosenwasser, and Pam Hagen held a shared vision of touching hearts and stirring minds through the transformative power of dance. For 40 years, LINES Ballet has inspired students, artists, and nearly 2 million audience members worldwide to envision their fullest, most compassionate, most extraordinary potential.

In 2022, we celebrate the legacy and future of LINES Ballet with stunning new performances, engaging community events, and opportunities to reflect. Highlights for the 40th Anniversary season include a world premiere collaboration with vocalist Lisa Fischer, a global tour throughout Europe and the US, a world premiere work inspired by the Arctic, the release of Origins, a documentary about LINES Ballet directed by Drea Cooper, a new commission from American Ballet Theatre, and performances of LINES Ballet’s works by National Ballet of Canada and Ballet Rambert.

Join us in celebrating this milestone and looking forward to untapped potential still to come.

“As we look back on 40 years of work in the community, in ourselves, the programs, classes, and performances, both live and on film, we recognize that it is the same vision and belief that have carried us to this moment and will continue to carry this organization into the future. We have strived to make obvious that art is the inheritance of every individual, that art activates evolutionary growth, is an intellectual virtue, and the fostering principle for all that is made, done, or known.

The intention behind the work is to remind me, the artists, and the viewers that love is the ocean that we rose from, swim in, and will one day return to, and that love, if listened to and deeply cultured, can bring us to liberation.”

— Alonzo King

40TH SPECIAL EVENTS

World premiere collaboration with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer, featuring a commissioned score by jazz pianist Jason Moran
May 13–22, 2022, Blue Shield Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

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Performances at Jacob’s Pillow 
August 3–7, 2022, Becket, MA

World Premiere inspired by the Arctic, and performances of Rasa featuring tabla master Zakir Hussain
October 7–16, 2022, Blue Shield Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Commissions from Rambert Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada
American Ballet Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, March 16–19, 2022
American Ballet Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, March 29–30, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Hall for Cornwall, UK, May 13–14, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK, May 18–21, 2022
Ballet Rambert, The Lowry, Greater Manchester, UK, May 25–27, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Brighton Theatre Royal, UK, May 31–June 1, 2022
American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, July 7–9, 2022
National Ballet of Canada, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada, November 9–13, 2022

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Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Adji Cissoko, Shuaib Elhassan, Courtney Henry, and Alonzo King | © RJ Muna

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