Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in Collaboration with the Shaolin Monks. Music performed live by Melody of China
May 28-June 1, 2008
Long River High Sky
With utter calm and fierce precision, the dancers of LINES ballet and the Shaolin monks of China create an unprecedented synthesis of Eastern and Western classical forms. This collaboration represents both a blending of distinct cultural traditions -- ballet and martial arts -- and recognition that these arts of movement are convergent and intertwined.
-"Watching these two groups together, kung fu begins to look more like art for its own sake, and ballet like self defense, and you begin to wonder if perhaps both are fighting forms after all--fighting for a life of truth and beauty that all humans crave." - San Francisco Chronicle
In addition to the seven performances, the season will feature a number of special events including a pre-curtain discussion with the Shaolin monks on May 29, a post-performance conversation with Alonzo King on May 30, and pre-performance family activities before the Saturday, May 31 matinee.
For more information, please visit our website at www.linesballet.org. Groups of 10 more purchasing tickets for the same date receive a discount of 20%. If you are interested in organizing a group please contact 415-863-3040x 257.
For individual tickets call the Yerba Buena box office at 415-978-2787.
Official Website: http://www.linesballet.org
Added by jenniferlines on March 3, 2008