Alonzo King

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Alonzo King (born in Georgia),[1] is an American choreographer.

King is the recipient of numerous awards: an NEA choreographic fellowship, San Francisco Mayor's Award, and a Jacob's Pillow Creativity Award. His choreography is in the repertoire of Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

LINES Ballet[edit]

In 1982, King founded LINES Ballet, which premiered at the San Francisco State's McKenna Theater. LINES currently performs a home season at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and maintains an extensive international touring schedule.

Selected works[edit]

  • 2016: Art Songs, SAND
  • 2015: The Propelled Heart, Biophony
  • 2014: Shostakovich, The Steady Heart
  • 2013: Concerto for Two Violins, Meyer
  • 2012: AZIMUTH, Constellation
  • 2011: Resin, Figures of Thought
  • 2010: Writing Ground, Wheel in the Middle of the Field
  • 2009: Scheherazade, Refraction, Dust and Light
  • 2008: The Radius of Convergence, The Steady Articulation of Perseverance
  • 2007: Rasa, Irregular Pearl, Long River, High Sky
  • 2006: Sky Clad, Migration
  • 2005: The Moroccan Project, Handel, Salt, Odd Fellow, Satoh
  • 2004: Before the Blues, Rite of Spring, Baker Fix, Coleman Hawkins, The Patience of Aridity, Waiting for Petrichor
  • 2003: Heart Song, Syzmanski's Vibraphone Quartet
  • 2002: Road, Splash, Koto
  • 2001: The People of the Forest, The Heart's Natural Inclination
  • 2000: Following the Subtle Current Upstream, Soothing the Enemy, Riley, Tango, In to Get Out
  • 1999: Shostokovich String Quartet
  • 1998: Hovering Slightly Above Ground, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?, Tarab, Long Straight Line, Map, Land Forms
  • 1997: String Trio, Suite Etta, Three Stops On the Way Home, Handel Trio
  • 1996: Klang, Sacred Text, Handel Pas de Deux, Ground
  • 1995: Signs and Wonders, Rock, String Quartet
  • 1994: Poulenc Pas de Deux, Ocean, Along the Path
  • 1993: Bach Cello Suite, Compelling Geological Evidence, Pavane
  • 1992: Gurdjieff Piano Music
  • 1991: Song of the Aka, Cante
  • 1990: Without Wax, Toccatta in D Minor
  • 1989: Lila, Fallen Angel
  • 1988: Awake in the Dream, Ligeti Variations, Reoccurrence
  • 1987: Rain Dreaming, Granados Pas de Deux
  • 1986: Prayer, Stealing Light
  • 1983: Ictus[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "For choreographer Alonzo King, the message is in the movement - The Boston Globe". 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ "Choreographic Work". LINES Ballet. Retrieved July 2, 2011.