Northrop Presents

Student Matinee: Alonzo King LINES Ballet

2017//18 Student Matinees
Wed, May 2, 10:30 am-11:30 am
About the Event

Biophony

Grades 6-12

Called “riveting” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alonzo King’s Biophony is a fascinating investigation of life on earth. Created in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, the score draws from the rainforests of Borneo, a waterhole in Kenya, the Alaskan tundra, and a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, echoing animal voices and imprints of habitats in peril. King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES dancers, has an earthy and sensual feeling that imbues classical ballet with new, expressive potential. Dancers crawl, fly, elongate, flutter, and somersault, creating composites of otherworldly creatures.

CURRICULUM TOPICS AND THEMES
» Animal behavior and habits
» Environmental studies
» Ecology
» Music and sound design
» Contemporary ballet

“King's dancers are virtuosos of control, so much so that every movement looks as if it's being experienced, perfectly, for the very first time.” -The Oregonian/OregonLive 

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