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.


The Collective Agreement

National Ballet of Canada,
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts,
Toronto, Canada,
November 9–13, 2022

The National Ballet of Canada is proud to present its first acquisition from Alonzo King. King is the visionary Founder, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. He created The Collective Agreement for San Francisco Ballet in 2018 to a commissioned score by jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran and image technology by renowned designer Jim Campbell. Backed by rectangular grids of suspended lights, 20 dancers negotiate taut duets, solos and sweeping group work to evoke community and the collective agreement to live together in harmony.

2022 Alonzo King Commissions

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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