26 7th Street
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is located at Seventh & Market in the historic Odd Fellows building. It is less than a block from the Civic Center/UN Plaza BART and MUNI station and the many Market Street bus lines. When arriving at the building, take the elevator to the third floor. The The event will be held in Studio 5.
Alonzo King has been called a visionary choreographer, who is altering the way we look at ballet. King calls his works ‚Äúthought structures‚Äù created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists.
King is the director of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, a San Francisco-based dance company performing contemporary ballet to critical acclaim in the US and abroad since 1982. The Company is known for its original ballets that stretch and renew the traditions of western dance. Each year, King creates premiere works for the Company's two home seasons at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which tour nationally and internationally.
Over its 30 year history in San Francisco, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has grown to include several programs with strong ties to the community, including Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, one of the leading dance facilities on the West Coast; LINES Ballet Training Program, a highly-acclaimed year-round training program for pre-professional dancers ages 17-24; LINES Ballet Summer Program, an intensive summer program for young students ages 11-24; and the LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University of California, the only BFA program in the country led by an active, world-renowned choreographer.
The OpenCo presentation hosted by Alonzo King LINES Ballet will consist of a 30 minute viewing of work-in-progress, followed by a discussion with Alonzo King and the audience.