March 12, 2015, LINES Ballet was invited to take part in the Exploratorium’s Resonance program where we showcased the beginnings of our collaboration between Alonzo King, and pioneering natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause.

Krause, who has collected field recordings of more than 15,000 different species in their natural habitats, worked with composer Richard Blackford to create an original composition for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This event offered a sneak preview of this work-in-progress, and featured recorded selections from Krause and Blackford’s orchestral score, accompanied by choreographic vignettes performed by the LINES Ballet Company.

During a moderated discussion, King and Krause shared their creative vision for the piece and offer insights into their collaborative process.

Cover photo by Gayle Laird

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.

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