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Alonzo King LINES Ballet World Premiere with Kronos Quartet


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Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Kronos Quartet unite with a spirit of fearless exploration and boundary-breaking artistry!

Celebrate LINES Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Season as we look both forward and back — from a world premiere collaboration with San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet to a revival of our 2005 Baroque classic and audience favorite, Handel. The two works will showcase the breadth and growth of Alonzo King’s artistic voice, choreography and understanding of the classical form over the last 13 years.

Friday, October 5 | 7:30 PM Friday, October 12 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 6 | 7:30 PM Saturday, October 13 | 2:00 PM*
Sunday, October 7 | 2:00 PM ** Saturday, October 13 | 7:30 PM
Thursday, October 11 | 7:30 PM * Sunday, October 14 | 2:00 PM
* Post-Performance Q&A
** Pre-Performance LINES Family Experience
Purchase together with your Oct 7 matinee tickets to receive a special family discount

As established arts ambassadors of San Francisco and the world, both LINES Ballet and Kronos Quartet bring a bold sense of exploration and transformative experience to their art forms.


 As one of the world’s most celebrated and influential music ensembles, Kronos has performed thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing over 60 recordings, and commissioning over 950 string quartet works and arrangements. Musicians David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello) explore the string quartet as an ever-changing conversation. Masters of musical communication, they listen to and anticipate each other’s next move, making for art that is truly alive.

In collaboration with LINES Ballet, Kronos will perform selections from their open access education initiative Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire – an unprecedented legacy project working to commission and freely distribute a total of 50 original string quartet compositions by 25 women and 25 men from around the world.

Don’t miss this adventurous live music and dance experience — one that dares to push artistic boundaries, opening the beauty of string quartets and ballet to everyone!


This 35th Anniversary World Premiere with Kronos Quartet is made possible by:
Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund
Lisa Stone Pritzker
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National Endowment for the Arts

Home Season Sponsor:
Alonzo King LINES Ballet benefits from the support of Bank of the West / BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

Photography by Jamie Lyons



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