In celebration of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s thirty-five years of groundbreaking art-making in the SF Bay Area and around the world, Alonzo King and Lisa Fischer will team up for the return of The Propelled Heart at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater November 15-19 for six performances only. This highly acclaimed collaboration premiered to record-breaking audiences in 2015 and this return season promises to sell quickly.
“Lisa Fischer is a brilliant artist with a fully throbbing heart and expansive mind. She is an inspiration of sound, body, and being.” —Alonzo King
Called “a phenomenal powerhouse” by The New York Times, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Sting. In The Propelled Heart Ms. Fischer joins the dancers of LINES Ballet in a collaboration which achieves “rock star status” (San Francisco Classical Voice) as they pay tribute to the power of song. The piece is a voyage in which King explores the kinetics of the human voice, revealing the communicative potential of the body as an instrument, and also as a vocal chord.
Post-performance Q&A with Alonzo King and Ms. Lisa Fisher
Following the Thu, Nov 16 performance.
Regular Admission: $35–90
Students: For discount tickets please call 415-978-2787 or visit the Box Office.
Pre-sale for YBCA Members begins Sep 6.
Individual level and above: 20% off regular admission. Discount does not apply to the Fri, Nov 17 performance.
Pay What You Can level: Regular admission
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For thirty-five years, Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been a celebrated contemporary ballet company guided by the unique artistic vision of Alonzo King. Collaborating with noted artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science — founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution — and continues to develop a new language of movement from its classical forms and techniques. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity.
LINES Ballet provides a vision of transformative, revelatory dance worldwide. LINES Ballet has been featured at venues such as the Monaco Dance Forum, Maison de la Dance, Montpellier Danse, the Wolfsburg Festival, Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris and Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
Bank of the West/BNP Paribas Foundation is the 2017–18 Season Sponsor for Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Alonzo King LINES Ballet benefits from their support for the development of its projects.
The Propelled Heart with Lisa Fischer was made possible, in part, by the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. Additional funding by New Music USA, was made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Anonymous.
Photo: RJ Muna