This 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 Moran on piano.
In addition, 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.
LINES Ballet is grateful to our Season Presenting Sponsor, BMO.
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Theater at Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts
700 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Jazz pianist, composer, and performance artist Jason Moran is deeply invested in reassessing and complicating the relationship between music and language; his work is geared towards challenging the status quo while respecting the accomplishments of his predecessors. Moran graduated from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jaki Byard. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010 and is the Artistic Director for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. Currently, Moran teaches at the New England Conservatory.
Moran has recorded and performed with masters of the form including Charles Lloyd, Bill Frisell, and the late Sam Rivers, and his work with his trio The Bandwagon (with drummer Nasheet Waits and bassist Tarus Mateen), which resulted in a profound discography for Blue Note Records. He also has collaborated with such major figures as Adrian Piper, Joan Jonas, Glenn Ligon, Stan Douglas, Adam Pendleton, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker; commissioning institutions of Moran’s work include the Walker Art Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dia Art Foundation, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Harlem Stage, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Jim Campbell’s work has been exhibited internationally and throughout North America in institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The International Center for Photography, New York; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
His electronic art work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the de Young Museum, San Francisco and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2012, he was the recipient of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s 13th Annual Bay Area Treasure Award.
Previous honors include a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship Award in Multimedia, three Langlois Foundation Grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship Award. He has two Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from MIT and as an engineer holds nearly twenty patents in the field of video image processing. His 2018 piece ‘Day for Night’ is a permanent LED installation that comprises the top nine floors of the 61-story Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
Paid parking is available at several garages nearby for our Spring Season 2024. The garages offering the closest access to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are the following:
Join us for an immersive dance workshop for the whole family. Guided by our very own LINES Ballet Teaching Artists, families will connect with Alonzo King’s work and philosophy while moving, grooving, and collaborating to create a dance all their own. Families will also get a sneak peek of the LINES Ballet Company Dancers in rehearsal before they take the stage for the Sunday evening performance.
Don’t forget to buy your Spring Season tickets as well so the whole family can enjoy the performance at 5 PM.
Please Note: During the event, we will walk up and down stairs. For our patrons with mobility concerns, we are more than happy to accommodate you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make the proper arrangements.
Celebrate the accomplishment and artistry of the Class of 2024! The grand finale to their four-year college journey, the 2024 Senior Showcase brings our seniors to the beautiful YBCA stage in a celebration of their artistic achievement. This one-show-only event also features the second-year students of the LINES Ballet Training Program. Student and group discounts are available through LINES Ballet; please contact Maddie Sager, BFA Program Coordinator, at email@example.com to inquire.