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  • Alonzo King – LINES Ballet

    Alonzo King – LINES Ballet

    Find yourself, be yourself, create yourself. That is the philosophy of Alonzo King, founder and choreographer of LINES Ballet, as he encourages his students to develop and listen to their intuition. Mr. King coaches his students to get beyond themselves by trusting their instincts and finding the power within. As he goes on to explain, it’s important for his dancers to be fearless and to shed any doubts they may have, doubts which can unquestionably lead to failure. LINES Ballet […]

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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Scheherazade (Excerpt)

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Scheherazade (Excerpt)

    A revisiting of the ancient collection of Persian, Sanskrit, and Arabic stories of 1,001 Nights by the elegant LINES Ballet as it reinvents the passion and possibilities of these tales of long ago.

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  • Alonzo King Lines Ballet – Montage 2013-2014

    Alonzo King Lines Ballet – Montage 2013-2014

    A whole lot of line…gorgeous line…rhythm that’s infectious, long, enviable limbs that stretch through the stratosphere and African fusion that makes this work rock! An overview of the history of ballet and modern dance, Ballet and Modern Dance takes us from the Greco-Roman era up to the beginning of American ballet and modern dance. This is the second edition of the original bestseller and includes drawings and photographs of well-known dancers, choreographers, and performances as well as an extensive bibliography, […]

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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Migration

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Migration

    Slow, unfolding, graceful in movement as the pace then begins to quicken…then, once again, changes back to a slow tempo. The almost hidden, perhaps suggestive, virtually next to unnoticeable, pecking of the dancers’ feet. And finally? We come to realize that this is… A ballet of bird-like movements…all within a suite of dances. This is.. Migrations… Which premiered in 2006, was.. Choreographed by Alonzo King, and is.. Danced by Meredith Webster and Zachary Tang

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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Refraction

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Refraction

    A collaboration between jazz composer Jason Moran and Alonzo King, LINES Ballet, marks the first time Moran had composed for dance. Moran shared that watching King and the LINES dancers in their studio was a breakthrough for him.

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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Resin

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Resin

    An opening bathed in silence, a translucent tube of fabric resembling a shaft of light, and a human form within. The light lifts. A dancer emerges. This is Resin, a suite of dances for solos, duets, and ensembles which premiered in 2009. Choreographer: Alonzo King Dancer: Victor Mateos Arellano Resin, the sticky, thick substance that a tree bleeds when the sapwood is cut into. Myrrh, from the Aramaic “murr”, means bitter and is one such resin. When the resins harden, […]

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  • Alonzo King – A Poet of Dance Trailer

    Alonzo King – A Poet of Dance Trailer

    Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Alonzo King LINES Ballet presents Alonzo King-Poet of Dance. Enjoy interviews not only with Alonzo King himself, but with his dancers and those who helped in putting this treasure together.

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  • Alonzo King – LINES Ballet

    Alonzo King – LINES Ballet

    The LINES Ballet, founded in the San Francisco Bay Area by Alonzo King in 1982, has matured into a company that assures us with its classicism and cultural traditions while giving its audiences the expectation of the new and the bold. Here you see a different kind of partnering, one of dependency, raw emotion, and vulnerability. The unusual ways in which these two dancers use one another’s bodies show a humanness and expressiveness of a type not often seen on […]

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  • Sylvie Guillem – 6000 Miles Away

    Sylvie Guillem – 6000 Miles Away

    Be amazed at the physical capability of the extraordinary Sylvie Guillem in this short excerpt from 6000 Miles Away from the three-part work she commissioned. Choreography: Mats Ek, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian

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  • Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Butterfly

    Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet – Butterfly

    Under the direction of Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet has developed a repertoire that any company who would be thrilled to have as its own. Butterly, a diaphanous rendering by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet… Sheer, soft, and delicate. A metamorphosis of a performance with images that transcend from dancer to dream-like effect. And photography that makes it happen. Approaching its 10th year as a company, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet continues to show more and more promise as it matures […]

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