LINESConnected explores Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s spirit of inquiry and openness to change in conjunction with its reverence for legacy and history.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a celebrated contemporary ballet company that has been guided since 1982 by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution – and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.
LINES is not just a ballet company; it is a laboratory, an artists’ retreat, a school, a community, and a test of King’s notion of what dance and dancers can be.– Jennifer Homans, New Republic
Alonzo King LINES Ballet nurtures dynamic artistry and the development of authentic, creative expression through dance. We are dedicated to exploring the possibilities of movement from a global perspective, and to renewing – and transcending – traditional ballet.
We share our vision of transformative, revelatory dance through performances and outreach activities worldwide. We also cultivate the gifts of developing dancers through Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and our Education Programs.
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