Now in its 42nd year, internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet company—Alonzo King LINES Ballet—will present exquisite moments from repertoire spanning 24 years. The organization’s home Fall Season in San Francisco, October 12–15, will highlight repertoire that showcases the range of King’s works that embody all that LINES represents, from the contemplative and heart-wrenching to joyful and cathartic. Featured in the program are elegant passages from King’s Suite Etta (1997), Following the Subtle Current Upstream (2000), Dust and Light (2009), Writing Ground (2010), Resin (2013), and Child of Sky and Earth (2021), a solo originally choreographed for NYC Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck.

In addition to the exceptional artistry of its dancers, LINES is known for its long-standing work with some of the world’s most sought-after musical collaborators. This fall, the company joins musical forces with the warm baritone voice of GRAMMY Award-winning artist Gregory Porter and South African singer-songwriter Miriam Makeba, with music that represents a range of traditions—blues, Italian baroque, pop, and jazz, along with Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Tibetan Buddhist music. The season seeks to answer the very basic question of what it means to be human through movement, music, and the power of sharing the experience together.

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Blue Shield of California Theater

Tickets: $40-$115

Thursday, October 12 | 7:30 PM
Friday, October 13 | 7:30 PM (Post-Performance Q&A with Alonzo King)
Saturday, October 14 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15 | 5 PM (Family Experience | 2:30 PM)