Alonzo King News

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Presents Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

Popular contemporary company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for the first time since 2010, bringing a sensational mixed-bill program. Directed by Glenn Edgerton, the 18-member company performs the dramatic Mediterranean-inspired Gnawa, choreographed by Nacho Duato, and Ji?í Kylián's vivid Falling Angels, a stark all-female work danced to “Drumming” by contemporary composer Steve Reich. The company's performance of Falling Angels earlier this year was called “a gorgeous combination of energetic and hypnotic, a celebration of what the body can do” by Lauren Whalen of Chicago Theater Beat. Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's latest work for the company, The Impossible, is a bold and theatrical work centered around themes of memory, mortality, and the human spirit. (more...)

John Heginbotham Receives $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer John Heginbotham in recognition of his talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Heginbotham, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary works, eclectic and rich with “movement that exhibits sharpness, energy, formality and, yes, oddity” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). His company, Dance Heginbotham, will perform the evening-length world premiere of Chalk and Soot in the Doris Duke Theatre July 30-August 3. In Chalk and Soot, Heginbotham joins forces with composer Colin Jacobsen to create a work featuring imaginative, theatrical choreography, live music performed by superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the vocal stylings of Shara Worden (lead singer of My Brightest Diamond), and singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane on harmonium. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Music, Dance, Comedy & More
by Jillian Gaier - May 21, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced 24 new shows for 2014-2015 featuring world-class performances in music, dance, comedy, speakers and family entertainment. For 33 years, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts has presented a popular and diverse range of outstanding performances for fans of all ages and diverse interests. Tickets will be available to members of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 20 and on sale to the general public on Friday, June 13 at noon. Tickets and memberships may be purchased online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by phone at 707.546.3600 and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

TU Dance's 10th Anniversary Performance Set for Minneapolis' Ordway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Ordway will present TU Dance in performance for one night only, tonight, May 10, 2014, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the celebrated St. Paul-based company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands. This special performance includes Hikari, an Ordway-commissioned world premiere by choreographer Uri Sands in collaboration with master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue. (more...)

Harris Theater Sets 2014-15 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today unveiled the world-class dance performances of its 2014-2015 season-a sublime lineup of Chicago debuts and Harris Theater premieres from four national and international sensations, all presented as part of the acclaimed Harris Theater Presents series. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Makes Houston Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut tonight, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Acclaimed Contemporary Dance Company ROBERT MOSES' KIN Debuts at Meany Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Nationally acclaimed Bay Area contemporary dance company Robert Moses' Kin is known for its eclectic movement vocabulary, demanding choreography, ferocious dancing, and provocative themes. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

This celebrated contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Alonzo King LINES Ballet Set for Meany Hall Tonight
by Diana Heisroth - May 01, 2014

Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company, is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Next WORD PERFORMANCES Show Set for Today at The Lost Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Word Performances is an intimate reading series of poetry, prose, comedy, fiction and memoir where words are the lead, dance is featured, and music makes a cameo. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Coming to Cullen Theater, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet to Make Houston Debut, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The San Francisco-based contemporary ballet company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet,will make its Houston debut Friday, May 9, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

There's Still Time to See the Minnesota Dance Theatre at the Cowles Center, 4/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

If you haven't bought your tickets yet THERE'S STILL TIME! Minnesota Dance Theatre at the Cowles Center Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 pm*** and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

TU Dance's 10th Anniversary Performance Set for Minneapolis' Ordway, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Ordway will present TU Dance in performance for one night only, May 10, 2014, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the celebrated St. Paul-based company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands. This special performance includes Hikari, an Ordway-commissioned world premiere by choreographer Uri Sands in collaboration with master wood block print artist Hiroki Morinoue. (more...)

Next WORD PERFORMANCES Show Set for 4/23 at The Lost Church
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Word Performances is an intimate reading series of poetry, prose, comedy, fiction and memoir where words are the lead, dance is featured, and music makes a cameo. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alonzo King LINES Ballet at Meany Hall
by Diana Heisroth - Apr 07, 2014

Alonzo King, the celebrated contemporary ballet company, is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Returns to Meany Hall with Three Works, Including RASA, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

This celebrated contemporary ballet company is guided by its uniquely global artistic vision. Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company's works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King's visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity-of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. The program includes Concerto for Two Violiins, Writing Ground, and Rasa, set to an original score created and performed live by tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & The Masters Of Percussion Play the Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Indian music is one of the jewels of the world's cultural heritage, and there is nothing like a Masters of Percussion tour to bring that point home. Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion bring their special talents to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only. The San Jose Mercury exclaims, 'It is hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain; a phenomenal player with unimpeachable music credentials!' (more...)

Jim Campbell Solo Exhibition Opens Today at Museum of the Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image presents the first solo museum exhibition in New York of the work of Jim Campbell (b. 1956), the San Francisco-based artist best known for his evocative low resolution works. The exhibition opens in New York City today, March 21, 2014 and will be on view through June 15. (more...)

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