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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Featuring Jason Moran & the Bandwagon

Friday, January 29, 2010 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


King and Moran are new-style formalists, injecting classic structures with vernacular energy. Here the two visionaries collaborate for an evening of ravishing dance. The first piece is King’s brawny, sinuous overhaul of Ballets Russes’ icon of dance modernism, Scheherazade — here in its American premiere. The second has Moran’s trio playing live, lighting up a score the pianist wrote for King’s troupe.

Residency runs January 25-31, 2010.

Presented in association with Duke University’s Dance Program. 

Alonzo King LINES Ballet residency is funded, in part, by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University.

 

“King’s … embrace of extreme off-center balances … and ongoing fracturing of balletic line have justifiably made him one of ballet’s more original thinkers. His dances, at times almost violent on the outside, arise from a core of perfect stillness; it’s an almost irresistible dynamic.”
Dance Magazine

“Let’s cut to the chase. Jazz pianist Jason Moran has the goods.”
–Allaboutjazz.com

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Residency Schedule at Duke University
January 25 – January 31, 2010

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Monday, January 25

Master Class with Alonzo King
9:30 am -11:30 am, Reynolds Theater

Class Visit: Beyond Technique–
Spirit & Context: The Process of Performing Dance
with Alonzo King & Company
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm, Reynolds Theater

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Tuesday, January 26

Class Visit: Global France–
Ballet Russes and Orientalism
with LINES Artistic Director & Dance Researcher
10:00 am – 11:20 am, Allen 326

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Wednesday, January 27

Master Class with Alonzo King
9:30 am -11:30 am, Reynolds Theater

Class Visit: Performance as Innovation–
Scheherazade From Two Perspectives
with LINES Dance Researcher
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm, Friedl 204

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Thursday, January 28

LINES Ballet Company Class
11:30 am – 12:45 pm, Page Auditorium

Interview: Alonzo King & Jason Moran on WUNC’s State of Things
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open Rehearsal: Scheherazade
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Reynolds Theater

Performance: Jason Moran feat. Alicia Hall Moran & Thomas Flippin
8:00 pm, Nelson Music Room, Duke’s East Campus

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Friday, January 29

LUNCHBOX Discussion with Alonzo King & Company
Life as a LINES Dancer
11:45 am – 1:00 pm, Reynolds Theater Lobby

Open Rehearsal: Refraction with Jason Moran
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm, Reynolds Theater

Performance: Alonzo King LINES Ballet with Jason Moran’s Bandwagon
Refraction & Scheherazade
8:00 pm, Reynolds Theater
with a Post-Performance Conversation in Reynolds
& a Post-Performance Reception in the Scheafer Lobby

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Saturday, January 30

Brown Bag Lunch with Jason Moran & Alonzo King
Moderated by Duke Dance Faculty Andrea Woods
On Collaboration
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Reynolds Theater Lobby

Performance: Alonzo King LINES Ballet with Jason Moran’s Bandwagon
Refraction & Scheherazade
8:00 pm, Reynolds Theater
with a Post-Performance Conversation in Reynolds

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Sunday, January 31

Master Class with Alonzo King
11:00 am -1:00 pm, Reynolds  Theater
Download Residency Schedule (.pdf)

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