Alonzo King Meets Howard Zinn

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

Founded in 1982, Alonzo King LINES Ballet nurtures artistry and the development of creative expression in dance, through collaboration, performance, and education.