Alonzo King creates sensual, inventive dance that draws on diverse disciplines and cultures to imbue classical techniques with contemporary expressive potential. Over the years, LINES Ballet has stayed true to that vision. In The Propelled Heart, King calls on award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer (known for her work with the Rolling Stones and Sting, among others) to pay tribute to the power of song through the movement of 12 dancers, and explore the communicative potential of the human body as an instrument. The Propelled Heart is a voyage where choreography and song become one. Carried by Fischer’s vocals, the oscillating, vibrating movement evokes a beating heart. Once again, Alonzo King transports his audience to another dimension.
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Alonzo King is a visionary choreographer who has changed the way we look at dance. King calls his works ‘thought structures’, created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. His work is known worldwide for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity. Heralded by William Forsythe as “one of the few, true Ballet Masters of...Read more about Alonzo King
Now celebrating its 36th year of being at the forefront of ballet’s evolution, Alonzo King LINES Ballet is a world-renowned contemporary ballet company. Under the leadership of visionary choreographer Alonzo King, LINES Ballet pushes the limits of contemporary dance while showcasing the art form at its very best. Drawing on cultural traditions, scientific principles, and collaborations as diverse and inventive as his choreography, King...Read more about Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Choreography Alonzo King.
Music and Soundscape JC Maillard, Lisa Fischer.
Lighting Design Axel Morgenthaler.
Costume Design Robert Rosenwasser.
With Lisa Fischer (singer) and 12 dancers.