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Alonzo King

Four Young Ballerinas Celebrate Dancers Of Color Who Inspire Them

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.12.2017 | Arts

“I want to show the ballet world it’s possible to do all these things and not be rail-thin or have blond hair,” Misty Copeland told Self Magazin...

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

With "Biophony," Alonzo King LINES Ballet Delves Into Nature

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.

The Illustrious Oakland Ballet Throws a Party Like No Other

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This week marks a major milestone in the history of two storied American ballet companies on opposite coasts: American Ballet Theatre turns 75, and Oakland Ballet turns 50.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

A Date With the San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a World Series hitter, a dance critic today must be prepared not only for the customary fastballs and curveballs, but also the dreaded change-up.

Alonzo King: A 30-Year Legacy

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

As generations of dancers come and go, we've come to expect a certain look from the company -- those taut, jaguar-sleek bodies with hyperextended limbs inscribing gorgeous lines in space -- and a certain sound often called "world music."

Lines Ballet's Resin Breaks Down Ballet's Conventions

Larissa Archer | Posted 12.31.2011 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

Resin, the showcase of Lines Ballet's fall season, exemplifies what makes the company a treasure for San Francisco and the world of dance.