When the company performed in Boston, I had lunch with Howard Zinn. We spoke for several hours about his life, the civil rights movement, politics, and art.

He was easy to laugh and easy to cry. I don’t remember experiencing an adult so alive. We talked about doing a project together. It was a shock to find out that he left his body a week after meeting him.

It was an unforgettable experience and for me an important exchange.

Written by Alonzo King.

Written by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is comprised of an internationally renowned contemporary ballet company, three education programs that serve pre-professional dancers, and a dance center that provides adult drop-in classes for all levels. The LINES Ballet mission is to nurture dynamic artistry and the development of authentic creative expression in dance, through collaboration, performance, and education.