April 21-30, 2016 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
For three decades, Alonzo King has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished artists. This spring he is joined by tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and jazz pianist Jason Moran as they bring their acclaimed musical partnership to dance for the first time. 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 depths of the present moment, and boldly forge ahead.
Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran will perform live for the first four performances, April 21-24.
King’s critically acclaimed Shostakovich also returns to the stage this season. Set to four of the composer’s string quartets, the piece showcases the ardent and electric dancing of LINES company members recognized by the San Francisco Chronicle for their “spectacular” partnering.
Thu, April 21, 8pm – SOLD OUT
Fri, April 22, 8pm – SOLD OUT
Sat, April 23, 6pm – special Gala performance, with Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran performing live
Sun, April 24, 5pm – SOLD OUT
Wed, April 27, 7:30pm
Thu, April 28, 7:30pm – post-performance talk with Alonzo King
Fri, April 29, 8pm
Sat, April 30, 8pm
On April 21, LINES Ballet welcomes the UCSF Women's HIV Program
April 21, 22, 24: $70/$55/$35 – Features live music
April 27, 28, 29, 30: $65/$50/$30
Annual Gala - April 23
Tickets for Gala performance, dinner and auction available at linesballet.org/gala
Terrace seating for Gala performance with pre-performance cocktail reception: $125
A limited number of student tickets are available for $20 (April 27, 28, 29 only)
YBCA Member discount: 20% on select seats and nights
All tickets are subject to dynamic pricing based on demand.
Purchase early for the best seats and prices.
Photo: Yujin Kim, by RJ Muna.