Alonzo King: Lines Ballet
Renowned for their technical brilliance, hyper-physicality, and exquisite extensions, the internationally-celebrated Alonzo King LINES Ballet make their hotly anticipated Kelowna debut in a stunning double bill of choreographic artistry.
Shostakovich takes ballet to extreme dimensions with its explosive athleticism. Set to four Shostakovich string quartets, the company is pushed to the limit, moving at fast, frenetic paces: one minute performing triple and quadruple pirouettes - tossed and spun into upside down lifts - the next, effortlessly balancing on pointe in gorgeous, long limbed poses.
Having enjoyed critical success at its world premiere in April 2016, SAND is touted as “transformative” - a sophisticated, electrifying spectacle performed to the original, masterful score of tenor saxophonist Charles Lloyd and jazz pianist Jason Moran. The trailblazing jazz duo, who brought their partnership to the dance stage for the first time with SAND, amplify the virtuosity and potency of King’s insanely talented company of dancers.
Review Quote: “Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today.”
– San Francisco Chronicle.