On Monday, LINES Ballet dancers and staff decamped to Sonoma State University for a week-long creative residency.

It’s a nice break from the city, not that there has been any time for wine tasting with all the activities: master classes with Ballet Master Arturo Fernandez and dancer Michael Montgomery, a dance history lecture with LINES Ballet faculty member Molly Rogers, a tech and dress rehearsal open to SSU students; and capping it all off, a showing of Alonzo King’s latest work which will have its world premiere during our spring home season in May.

Busy as he has been sweeping up feathers (feathers you ask!), our production manager found time to capture the dancers and Alonzo doing their thing.

Photos by Chris Griffin

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.