"Art Songs" ""Meyer"
Alonzo King Lines Ballet
November 2, 2016
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, CA
by Rita Felciano
copyright © Rita Felciano 2016
For many years, music in Alonzo King's choreography was a welcome but not essential companion to the way his dancers dug for poetic truth. But as he has matured he has expanded his search for musically kindred spirits. His dances have acquired a resonance that made you want to see them again an again. It has helped that he can now commission scores. The 2015 "The Propelled Heart," with the astounding vocal artist Lisa Fischer and instrumentalist/composer MC Maillard, must certainly be considered one of King's best works because of the imaginative way music and dance work in tandem.
Mezzo-soprano Maya Lahani and Lines dancers Michael Montgomery and Yujin Kim. Photo: Quinn B. Wharton