SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 12 - 21
Join us for a season of experimentation as Alonzo King LINES Ballet partners with Emmy award-winning Vietnamese musician and composer, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ.
|Friday, April 12 | 7:30 PM||Thursday, April 18 | 7:30 PM*|
|Saturday, April 13 | 7:00 PM***||Friday, April 19 | 7:30 PM|
|Sunday, April 14 | 5:00 PM||Saturday, April 20 | 2:00** & 7:30 PM|
|Wednesday, April 17 | 7:30 PM*||Sunday, April 21 | 5:00 PM|
|* Post-Performance Q&A
** Pre-Performance LINES Family Experience
Purchase together with your April 20 matinee tickets to receive a special family discount
*** LINES Ballet Spring 2019 Gala
As artists, Alonzo King and Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ are kindred spirits — sharing a mastery of their traditional forms as well as a drive to continually experiment.
A master of the dan tranh zither, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ is celebrated for her deep knowledge of traditional Vietnamese instruments and musical styles. At the same time, she is one of the only artists in the world fusing these traditions with entirely new sounds and musical ideas. The tones of her instrumentation mimic the vocal vibrations of voices both past and present — breathing new life into the rich culture and legacy of Vietnamese folk music.
Likewise, King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and extend the possibilities of creative expression in dance. Channeling the understanding that ballet is part art, part science, and part primal intuition, King’s choreography showcases art’s ability to connect us to each other and the world around us.
Both King and Võ are excited to explore notions of the homegrown, identity, modes of storytelling and cultural traditions — and how they shape us as both individuals and societies.
This performance will also feature a revival of Art Songs (2016), reimagined en pointe — set to soaring musical arias recorded by mezzo-soprano, Maya Lahyani.
This World Premiere with Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ is made possible by:
Lisa Stone Pritzker Family Fund
Grants For The Arts
The Bernard Osher Foundation
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 Alex Farnum