Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a contemporary ballet company led by visionary choreographer and Artistic Director Alonzo King, whose work draws on diverse cultural traditions to expand classical ballet’s expressive potential. A Compton Foundation grant supported “Convergence” (working title), a multidisciplinary collaboration that will weave together King’s acclaimed choreography, Inuit musical traditions, and stunning visual art to investigate how climate disruption is shifting our understanding of what it means to be interconnected in this global age. Harnessing the urgency of our collective moment, King and his collaborators will translate the abstract ideas and principles that underpin climate volatility into a richly embodied, visceral experience designed to shift the way we think about our relationship to one another and to the planet, and in turn, spark individual and collective action.
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