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Performer: Alonzo King

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Alonzo King's LINES Ballet goes wild

Maya Harr, Babatunji and Madeline DeVries in Pole Star © Manny Crisostomo
A projection of green sky above shadowy mountains hovered behind their duet, and the curved bodies of the other dancers moved, barely visible, in the darkness of downstage.
****1
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An alluring Common Ground

Shuaib Elhassan (with company members) in Common Ground © Chris Hardy
Abstract ballet always asks the question of meaning, and Alonzo King Lines Ballet is one of the few companies that answers that question with existential exactness. 
*****
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San Francisco: a world of new works

Dores André and Benjamin Freemantle in Wheeldon's Bound To © Erik Tomasson
Sneakers gave even the most challenging of balletic steps a freer, looser quality, as if the dancers were about to step into flight.
*****
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Lines: Figures of Speech

Yujin Kim and Robb Beresford in Figures of Speech © Chris Hardy
The world premiere of Figures of Speech at Alonzo King LINES Ballet was notable for the striking, individual beauty of the dancers, and for its towering score, that incorporated fragments of recorded poetry in languages currently threatened with extinction.  
***11
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American Dance Platform at The Joyce

© RJ Muna
American Dance Platform at The Joyce is a great opportunity to catch a taste of a number of different companies.
***11
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