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ON TOUR: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA | Alonzo King LINES Ballet

JANUARY 23

Join Alonzo King LINES Ballet on tour in Richmond, Virginia performing Figures of Speech at the Modlin Center for the Arts.

Figures of Speech
Human voices from remote corners of the globe convene on stage as Alonzo King LINES Ballet explores the power of lost languages. Over half the world’s nearly 7,000 languages are at risk of vanishing by the end of the century. Poet and activist Bob Holman is a leading advocate of linguistic preservation and revitalization in indigenous communities. His recorded collection of native peoples’ poetry and song informs the soundscape of this evening-length ballet choreographed by King.

“Because humans are an expression of the Creative Word, sound has the most potent and immediate effect on us. The ancient rishis of India discovered laws of sound alliance between nature and man. Sound and vibration are the seed thought that forms the universes.” — Alonzo King

Photo Credit: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Michael Montgomery and James Gowan | © Chris Hardy

Details

Dates: January 23
Time: 7:30 PM
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Modlin Center for the Arts
453 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
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