August marked the beginning of a unique collaboration between two artistic directors and their companies.

 

Working together to create an original piece, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago decamped to southern California for a three-week residency at UC Irvine. It was an intense few weeks, with dancers attending all-day rehearsals, on the fly fittings, and instructing hundreds of advanced dance students from around the country who attended the intensive. Exhausted but exhilarated, LINES Ballet dancers returned to the studio in September to prepare for their Home Season and tour. But, throughout the fall and into the winter the two companies continued rehearsing the collaboration as the piece was shaped and exacted for the world premiere.

Don’t miss your chance to see these two companies unite on the stage to perform Alonzo King’s tour de force when it opens February 1, 2013 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California. To purchase tickets, visit the Cal Performance website, or click here.

In the meantime, watch the following behind the scenes video of the creation of AZIMUTH, with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

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.