Alonzo King LINES Ballet
- Photo: RJ Muna
San Francisco-based Alonzo King LINES Ballet returns to The Joyce with two New York premieres, including Writing Ground, an emotionally searing, lyrical work inspired by poetry from award-winning author Colum McCann. Set to a collection of sacred music from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Writing Ground “illustrates the power of Alonzo King’s story-telling at its height” (Huffington Post). The second premiere, Concerto for Two Violins – called “smart and satisfying” by the San Francisco Chronicle – is set to Bach’s Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, first immortalized by Balanchine in 1941. This sleek, sharp salute to ballet’s past marks the continued evolution of neoclassicism.