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Turning Sand Into Diamonds: Alonzo King's Lines Ballet Opens to the Tune of Live Jazz

When all the dancers from Lines Ballet aggregate together on the stage, they exude a sort of diamond-like wattage. Standing there in their skimpy and shiny costumes—often unafraid to include eye-catching mesh—one is aware of how much sex and sexiness there is to be found in the modern and contemporary ballet of Alonzo King.

Smart Arts: SF's Classic Cultural Institutions Get Hip to the Next Generation

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San Francisco's most venerated arts establishments are connecting with the next generation of audiences through modern, electrified programming, interactive events, and plenty of booze.

Lines Ballet Casts a Spell From Nature with "Biophony"

There is something ruthless about Alonzo King. King—who exudes the ease and innate savoir faire one associates with Duke Ellington—is the founder, choreographer, and force behind Lines Ballet, currently in the midst of its 2015 spring season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The world premiere of Biophony, his collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford is a stunning, moving, and, at times, frightening testimony to navigating the pitfalls inherent in one of the scariest things an artist ever has to face: a really great idea.

Joffrey Ballet Makes its Way to UC Berkeley

The esteemed Joffrey Ballet—the first company to perform at the White House and the only one to appear on the cover of Time magazine—will work the floor boards at Cal Performances this month, with pieces by Val Caniparoli and Stanton Welch. 

Infinite Romance: 2015 San Francisco Ballet Gala and Encore! Gala

Last week, San Francisco’s devoted ballet enthusiasts were swept away to a world of "Infinite Romance" at SF Ballet’s 2015 Opening Night Gala. The evening kicked off in style as attendees dressed in floor-sweeping gowns and sharp tuxedos posed for photos on the red carpet outside San Francisco City Hall.

Living the San Francisco Fairytale: Eat, Stay, Play

To celebrate the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s new production of Cinderella by the San Francisco Ballet, we a

Living the San Francisco Fairytale: Only in SF

To celebrate the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s new production of Cinderella by the San Francisco Ballet, we asked you to submit photos depicting a magical San Francisco moment.

Living the San Francisco Fairytale: Go Giants!

To celebrate the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s new production of Cinderella by the San Francisco Ballet, we asked you to submit photos depicting a magical San Francisco moment.

Living the San Francisco Fairytale: Bridge Beauties

To celebrate the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s new production of Cinderella by the San Francisco Ballet, we asked you to submit photos depicting a magical San Francisco moment.

Love in this City: Favorite Shots from Our #SFFairytale Photo Contest

To celebrate the opening of Christopher Wheeldon’s new production of Cinderella by the San Francisco Ballet, we asked you to submit photos depicting a magical San Francisco moment using the hashtag #SFFairytale.

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