Overview

The term LINES alludes to all that is visible in the phenomenal world. There is nothing that is made or formed without a line. Lines are in our fingerprints, the shapes of our bodies, constellations, geometry. It implies genealogical connection, progeny and spoken word. It addresses direction, communication, and design. A line of thought. A boundary or eternity. A melodic line. From vibration or dot to dot it is the visible organization of what we see.” —Alonzo King

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Alonzo King LINES Ballet. How does a contemporary ballet company become so celebrated? Gorgeous, stunning dancers with impeccable technique and powerfully visual works are what make Alonzo King LINES Ballet so special!

Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director of Alonzo King LINES Ballet since 1982, has been called a visionary choreographer, who is altering the way we look and think about movement. King calls his works “thought structures” and draws on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Named as a choreographer with ”astonishing originality” by the New York Times, Alonzo King has been heralded as a thought leader on topics that reach far beyond dance.

Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, writers, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates an unforgettable dialogue between movement and music like none other.

For 40 years, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has inspired audience members worldwide to envision their fullest, most compassionate, most extraordinary potential. To commemorate this milestone, the company is bringing new works of illuminating beauty to Southern California. Glorious on stage, Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a must-see LIVE performance experience!