Biography

LINES Ballet

Hailed as a visionary choreographer, ALONZO KING is altering the way we look at ballet. King calls his works “thought structures,” created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. He has guided Alonzo King LINES Ballet with his unique artistic vision since 1982. A former commissioner for the city and county of San Francisco, and a writer and lecturer on the art of dance; his contributions appear in the books Masters of Movement: Portraits of American Choreographers and in Dance Masters: Interviews with Legends of Dance

Thirty-nine 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.