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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – The Moroccan Project

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – The Moroccan Project

    Extensions that reach to the stars with joints that contort, the Moroccan Project, in this respect, reflects the hallmark of founder of LINES Ballet, Alonzo King. However, the Moroccan Project is less about metaphor than is usual but certainly much more about rhythm! And the rhythm in The Moroccan Project? Exciting, infectious, ambitious…and just plain fun.

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  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Connecting the Dots

    Alonzo King LINES Ballet – Connecting the Dots

    Rarely are we lucky enough to have as masterful a choreographer and artistic director as Alonzo King, LINES Ballet. King brings a unique perspective to contemporary dance. With a background in classical and the understanding of its principles, he also has the vision and ability to transform the performer from solely a dancer to that of an artist. He nurtures his dancers to develop themselves, to find “the teacher within”, and to be expressions of their hearts and souls. Enjoy […]

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  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

    Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and LINES Ballet collaborate. 2012 Summer Residency Choreographer: Alonzo King Though their orientations may be slightly different, LINES more classical and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago more contemporary, the merger of these companies for a three-week period in 2012 saw a blending of these two dance styles. However, were it not for the openness and acceptance of challenges that both these companies’ dancers brought to this creative effort, this would not have been possible. Watch how the […]

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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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