about this event
Alonzo King LINES Ballet brings two new works to the Center: The Personal Element, which premiered in August 2019 at the Vail Dance Festival in Colorado, and AZOTH, which debuted at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco in October 2019.
Since 1982, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has collaborated with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world to create performances that alter the way we look at ballet today. Its unique artistic vision adheres to the classical form—the linear, mathematical, and geometrical principles that are deeply rooted in the pre-existing East-West continuum.
Thirty-eight years of outstanding, multi-disciplinary collaborations for the stage place Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the forefront of artistic innovation in ballet. With each collaboration, LINES Ballet investigates deeply rooted affinities between Western and Eastern classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. At LINES Ballet, the artistic investigation is infinite and essential, for it leads to what unites us as human beings: empathy, joy, and the ability to transcend.