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Spring Season Performance (Q&A with Alonzo King)

April 11, 2024

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This Spring Season, LINES Ballet presents a world premiere, a reimagining of The Collective Agreement, and 2013’s Concerto for Two Violins. Originally commissioned by San Francisco Ballet in 2018, The Collective Agreement, Alonzo King’s acclaimed collaboration with jazz pianist Jason Moran, takes on new life in a transformative re-envisioning by King, the LINES Ballet dancers, and light installation artist Jim Campbell.

Their artistic alchemy will infuse the ballet with new resonance. “We are, as a community, trying to reach wholeness,” King says. “How do we come together?” The intimate duets and ensembles echo the rising tempi of composer Moran’s original score, his first for a symphony orchestra and his eighth for LINES Ballet. The music was recorded live for this performance by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, with Jason Moran on piano.

In addition, Alonzo King and the company will present a world premiere along with a reprise of 2013’s Concerto for Two Violins, which turns the layers of fugue and counterpoint of Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1730 work into metaphors of human relationships.

Learn more about our Spring Season, 2024 Gala, BFA Senior Showcase, Family Experience, and parking for the theater.

LINES Ballet Company Dancer Josh Francique jumping with one leg extended and the other bent and tucked behind

About The Company
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the artistic vision of acclaimed choreographer Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists from around the world, King draws on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. He has been heralded as a visionary and thought leader, receiving numerous accolades such as a San Francisco Arts Medallion, an induction into the California Hall of Fame, and 2020 Dance Magazine Award.


Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancer: Ilaria Guerra | © RJ Muna; Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancer: Josh Francique | © RJ Muna

Details

See a triple bill of Alonzo King’s works this Spring Season at YBCA! This performance includes a Q&A with Alonzo.

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 7:30 PM

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Location

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – Blue Shield of California Theater
700 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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