* Post-Performance Q&A
** Special Pre-Performance LINES Family Experience

LINES Ballet Family Experience
Sun, Oct 7

Experience Alonzo King LINES Ballet with your family like never before! Join us on the YBCA terrace before our matinee performance for a new immersive dance event geared for families with children ages 4 – 10.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Kronos Quartet unite with a spirit of fearless exploration and boundary-breaking artistry!

Celebrate LINES Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Season as we look both forward and back — from a world premiere collaboration with San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet to a revival of our 2005 Baroque classic and audience favorite, Handel. The two works will showcase the breadth and growth of Alonzo King’s choreographic process, artistic experience and neoclassical form over the last 13 years.

Like LINES Ballet, Kronos Quartet brings a bold sense of exploration and new life to their artistry. As one of the world’s most celebrated and influential music ensembles, Kronos has performed thousands of concerts worldwide, releasing over 60 recordings, and commissioning over 950 string quartet works and arrangements. Musicians David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola) and Sunny Yang (cello) explore the string quartet as an ever-changing conversation. Masters of musical communication, they listen to and anticipate each other’s next move, making for art that is truly alive.

In collaboration with LINES Ballet, Kronos will perform selections from their open access education initiative Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire – an unprecedented legacy project working to commission and freely distribute a total of 50 original string quartet compositions by 25 women and 25 men from around the world.

Don’t miss this adventurous live music and dance experience — one that dares to push artistic boundaries, opening the beauty of string quartets and ballet to everyone!

LINES Ballet Family Experience

Move, groove, and jam in an interactive workshop guided by our very own LINES Ballet staff. Connect with Alonzo King’s work and philosophy while collaborating with your family to create a dance all your own. You’ll also get a sneak peek at our LINES Ballet Company dancers in action right before they take to the stage.

Registered families will receive a FAMILY DISCOUNT for Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s matinee performance on October 7 at 2:00 pm.

**Discount will be automatically applied when you add both the Family Experience and the matinee performance to your cart. Registered families will receive a discount code by email to apply later for matinee ticket purchases. Family discounts are limited to the Sunday, October 7 performance at 2:00 PM only.**

San Francisco Chronicle
“Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today, and we are fortunate to have him and his LINES Ballet in San Francisco.”


Regular Admission: $35–$100

Student and Senior: $25 (select seats only starting Aug 18)
Available in advance at our Box Office or by phone: 415-978-2787.

Listed prices do not include standard ticket processing fees. Processing fees are waived when tickets are purchased in person, or by becoming a YBCA Member.

YBCA Members

YBCA members at the Individual level and higher enjoy 20% off regular admission. All YBCA members receive waived handling fees.

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About Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a world-renowned trailblazer, contemporary ballet company, education center and artistic hub in the heart of downtown San Francisco.

For over 35 years, LINES Ballet has challenged and re-imagined traditional ballet, imbuing the art form with bold new life. Each year, the company produces and tours worldwide, bringing thought-provoking original works to sold-out audiences.

Visionary Co-Founder and Choreographer, Alonzo King is a true master of ballet, whose imaginative movement bridges the gaps of East and West, tradition and modernity, and science and art. His inspiration draws upon intimate collaborations with multi-talented artists and the dancers ‒ who bring a rare blend of virtuosity, innovation, and transcendence to the classical form.

As an established arts ambassador, LINES Ballet brings humanity and transformative experience to the forefront of ballet — discovering and igniting the artist in everyone.

This 35th Anniversary World Premiere with Kronos Quartet is made possible by:
Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Battery Powered
National Endowment for the Arts
Grants For The Arts

Season Sponsor: Bank of the West
Alonzo King LINES Ballet benefits from the support of Bank of the West / BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

Photo: Jamie Lyons