Premiered April 21, 2016

Bringing their acclaimed partnership to the dance stage for the first time, tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and jazz pianist Jason Moran united with Alonzo King LINES Ballet for SAND. King’s choreography is fertile creative ground for the trailblazing duo —two generations of jazz masters who share “an unerring ability to get to the emotional heart of a song,” according to JazzTimes. Forever rooted in the canonical structures of the past, ballet dancers and jazz musicians mine the present moment. Together they revel in the freedom borne of exacting discipline, and boldly forge ahead.

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SAND was made possible, in part, by the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund, Marcia and Richard Grand, and the Bernard Osher Foundation.

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