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Alonzo King LINES Ballet I Spring Season 2020

8 Performances Only

GRACE | 4 Decades of Creation

APRIL 10-19, 2020


This spring, audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience the rich body of work created over four decades by visionary choreographer Alonzo King. Four Decades of Creation, performed by LINES’ world-renowned dancers, draws from the archive of collaborations with extraordinary artists Zakir Hussain, Sabir Khan, Jason Moran, Etta James and Pharoah Sanders and music composed by Bach and Handel. The enduring power of these unique works has moved audiences from the 1980s to the present. The evening also features GRACE, an exclusive encore performance of King’s recent commission by Grace Cathedral. While it draws its inspiration from diverse sacred music traditions, it is a ballet for our times.

“Mr. King’s dancers are both free and precise; they possess an uninhibited consciousness of their bodies in space.” – The New York Times

“Be like the sun for grace and mercy.
Be like the night to cover others’ faults.
Be like running water for generosity.
Be like death for rage and anger.
Be like the Earth for modesty.
Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”
– Rumi


 Tickets on Sale: Feb 5

Donor Pre-Sale: Jan 29

Learn more about joining the LINES community of donors to gain early access to the best seats and year-round benefits.

Friday, April 10 | 7:30 PM Friday, April 17 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 11 | 5:30 PM*** Saturday, April 18 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 12 | 6:00 PM* Sunday, April 19 | 2:00 PM**
Thursday, April 16 | 7:30 PM* Sunday, April 19 | 6:00 PM
* Post-Performance Q&A
** Pre-Performance Family Experience
Designed for parents and children ages 4-10, this pre-performance dance workshop includes a backstage tour and a chance to watch the dancers as they rehearse onstage. Begins at 11:30 AM. Separately ticketed $20/person.
*** LINES Ballet Spring 2019 Gala

Performances will be at The Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street, San Francisco.

Saturday, April 11 Gala: Reaching for the Stars

Be part of an unparalleled evening of creation and collaboration hosted by Artistic Director Alonzo King. At the Reaching for the Stars Gala, you’ll enjoy festive cocktails, a curated performance of Alonzo’s most beloved ballets from the last four decades, and a farm-to-table dinner with Alonzo and the LINES Ballet dancers.

All funds raised will enable LINES to impact more lives through world-class performances and education programs that empower each of us to reach our full potential. Tickets start at $125.



This world premiere is made possible by


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



Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancer: Michael Montgomery | RJ Muna


DATES: APRIL 10 – 19
TICKETS: On Sale Feb 5, 2020
COST: $35-$95
Limited number of student tickets available.

Walk-Up Sales:
Mon-Fri 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Phone Sales Only:
Sat 12:00 – 4:00 PM


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States

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