vancouver international dance festival presents: alonzo king lines ballet
Saturday 3rd March 2012 8:00PM (Saturday 3rd March 2012 8:00PM)
Resin and Scheherazade
March 2-3, 2012 @ 8 pm, Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer Street)
On the recent premiere of Resin, San Francisco Chronicle reviewer Allan Ulrich says "The ear is tantalized by the anthology music score, carefully chosen from the Sephardic heritage and from the Diaspora that followed after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. The dancing by the 14-member troupe (including several recent recruits) summons superlatives with the sublime ease that is Lines' trademark. The physical production (Robert Rosenwasser's decor and costumes, Axel Morgenthaler's lighting) falls easily on the eye. We are in knowing hands."
Drawing on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, the company’s works imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. Alonzo King’s visionary choreography is renowned for its ability to connect audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity—of vulnerability and tenderness, but also of furious abandon and exhilarating freedom. Writing about Scheherazade, Ulrich says “the dancing thrills, but you emerge from the 42-minute ballet impressed with the logic, consistency, dramatic contrasts and musicality of the piece. King has created nothing finer in years.”
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