Alonzo King LINES Ballet

2018 Spring Season

Apr 06 2018 — Apr 15 2018
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Fri, Apr 6, 7:30PM

Sat, Apr 7
Spring Gala
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Sun, Apr 8, 6PM

Wed, Apr 11, 7:30PM
Post-performance talk with Alonzo King and Zakir Hussain

Thu, Apr 12, 7:30PM
Post-performance talk with Alonzo King and Zakir Hussain

Fri, Apr 13, 7:30PM

Sat, Apr 14, 7:30PM

Sun, Apr 15, 2PM

Sun, Apr 15, 6PM

Also available:
Tue, Apr 10, 7:30p
LINES Ballet BFA Program 2018 Senior Showcase

For over twenty years Alonzo King and Zakir Hussain have been pushing the boundaries of creative expression together. This spring, these two masters of rhythm, vibration and transformation will unite for a special world premiere collaboration in honor of LINES Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Season.

A national treasure, Zakir Hussain, who will be performing live on stage with sarangi master Sabir Kahn, is a classical tabla virtuoso from India widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. His complex rhythmic systems naturally partner with King’s choreography to celebrate the long-standing continuity between transcendental Eastern thinking and Western ballet’s classical forms and techniques.

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Regular Admission:
Weeknights (Wed and Thu performances): $35–$80
Weekends (Fri, Sat, and Sun performances): $35–$90

Student: $25 (select Terrace seats only)
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

Pay What You Can level: Regular admission

Individual level and above: YBCA Members enjoy 20% off regular admission, with no ticketing fees. Discount does not apply to Sat, Apr 7 Gala or Tue, Apr 10 BFA Showcase. Pre-sale for YBCA Members begins Jan 26.

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About 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 and connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. 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.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s collaboration with Zakir Hussain was commissioned by World Music/CRASHarts, a not for profit presenting organization located in Cambridge, MA.

The collaboration was also made possible by:
Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund
Lisa Stone Pritzker
Battery Powered
National Endowment for the Arts
New Music USA
The Aaron Copland Fund for New Music

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

Photo: RJ Muna