Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Harris Center Debut, 9/27
Alonzo King LINES Ballet makes its Harris Center debut, performing Meyer, a new work to a score by Edgar Meyer, and Resin. With his bold, abstract poetry of movement, Alonzo King explores a new understanding of what dance can be. Since 1982, Alonzo King's original choreography has been brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, in performances critics have called, "Stunning, fierce and evocative."
Known for connecting audiences to a profound sense of humanity, Alonzo King has collaborated with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists to create works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential?"Gripping, urgently beautiful choreography." (San Francisco Chronicle).
Alonzo King LINES Ballet will perform on Friday, September 27, 2013; 8 pm. Tickets are $21-$34; Premium $45. Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
King has works in the repertories of the Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. He has worked extensively in opera, television, and film. Known for collaborations, seminal works include People of the Forest (2001), choreographed with Baka artists from Central African Republic and Long River High Sky (2007), with China's Shaolin Monks. He has collaborated with actor Danny Glover, legendary jazz saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, Hamza al Din, Pawel Szymanski, Jason Moran, and tabla master Zakir Hussain. Renowned for his skill as a teacher, Mr. King has been guest ballet master for dance companies around the globe.