Alonzo King Lines Ballet raises the curtain on Friday, April 15th for a thrilling new collaboration between choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach, and Grammy Award–winning vocalist Lisa Fischer.
With each collaboration, King investigates deeply rooted affinities between Eastern and Western classical forms, elemental materials, the natural world, and the human spirit. This spring, King works with Misrach and Fischer to create a new work exploring our innate connection to nature.
For this project, Misrach traveled with the Lines Ballet dancers to a remote location in Hawaii and created a series of photographs featuring bodies in motion against the landscape. Those striking images will be incorporated into the performance, which also features Fischer performing live alongside Lines Ballet’s dancers.
// April 15-23 at Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SoMa), 700 Howard St.; for more information and tickets ($40–$115), go to linesballet.org/spring-2023.
(Richard Misrach, 2022)