Northrop Presents

Alonzo King LINES Ballet

2017//18 Northrop Season
Past event
May 01, 2018
Alonzo King LINES Ballet

The Propelled Heart (Suite)

The Propelled Heart (Suite) is a work that pays tribute to the power of song, featuring the work of Grammy Award winning vocalist Lisa Fischer. In this piece, Alonzo King explores the kinetics of the human voice and the communicative potential of the body as an instrument.

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.

“…one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today…” -San Francisco Chronicle 

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