Alonzo King


Alonzo King is a visionary, sought-after choreographer whose works live in the repertories of leading ballet and modern dance companies. He brings a spirit of experimentation, integrity, and rigor to each rehearsal room, working with artists around the globe to excavate their fullest potential and deepest honesty. Alonzo created and set notable commissions for companies including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Frankfurt Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Washington Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He continues to create new works for LINES Ballet with world-renown collaborators each year.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
New York City Center
New York, NY
December 13, 14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 2023

Join us at New York City Center to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform Alonzo King’s work Following the Subtle Current Upstream. This ballet investigates the deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. Described by King as “a piece about how to return to joy,” Following the Subtle Current Upstream mirrors life’s boisterous waves and reminds us that everything in nature seeks to return to its source. King’s movement—abstract but steeped in meaning—sets the dancers in a constant flow to an eclectic scores by Zakir Hussain, Miguel Frasconi, and Miriam Makeba.


Alonzo King's Commissions and Liscenced Works

Miami City Ballet, Ophelia & Juan Js. Roca Center, Miami, Florida, March 8–24, 2024
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center, New York, NY, Dec 13–14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 2023
American Ballet Theatre, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, NY, October 27–29, 2023
American Ballet Theatre, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, March 16–19, 2022
American Ballet Theatre, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, March 29–30, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Hall for Cornwall, UK, May 13–14, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK, May 18–21, 2022
Ballet Rambert, The Lowry, Greater Manchester, UK, May 25–27, 2022
Ballet Rambert, Brighton Theatre Royal, UK, May 31–June 1, 2022
American Ballet Theatre, Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY, July 7–9, 2022

Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dancers: Adji Cissoko and Company | © Jamie Lyons; Alonzo King and former company dancer Laurel Keen | © RJ Muna

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