Join Alonzo King LINES Ballet on tour in Durham, North Carolina performing King’s Common Ground and Handel at Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater.
With Common Ground, Alonzo King joined the famous Kronos Quartet to create an ode to the city of San Francisco. Two of the most influential cultural ambassadors of this artistic capital, King and Kronos created a visionary collaboration. The musicians explored the string quartet in a permanent conversation with the dancers. Together they invented before our eyes the vocabulary of a new classical dance… one of fluidity, technicality and grace. Experience King and Kronos Quartet’s masterpiece on tour with stunning recorded music and live dance.
In 1741, Händel said of his last composition: “Whether I was in my body or outside of it when I wrote it, I do not know …”. By exploring his work in Handel, Alonzo King is in turn touched by grace: a messenger of the celestial harmony of bodies, he restores the dramatic elegance of baroque expression in an evocative choreography that resonates deeply with the nobility of the music. The pure lines of the dancers miraculously reflect Händel’s vision of a new balance between thematic richness and simplicity.
Photo Credit: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Adji Cissoko, YuJin Kim, and Shuaib Elhassan | © Chris Hardy