Alonzo King LINES Ballet



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.

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“King boasts a distinctive style that melds heart and science, an insanely talented corps of dancers in his LINES Ballet company, and a knack for expanding his vision by collaborating with top-flight musicians and artists.”

San Jose Mercury News

“It was a gorgeous and moving performance in which Alonzo King’s fluid and startling version of ballet technique, his emotionally weighted choreography and the 11 superb dancers all made a powerful impression.”

Miami Herald

“King has developed a radical, hyper­-challenging approach to classical form.”

Chicago Tribune