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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Fall

Alonzo King LINES Ballet




Featuring a world premiere set to music of the Sephardic tradition and King’s celebrated 1998 work, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner?, with music by tabla master Zakir Hussain Emerging from a vivid and tangled intercultural history that spans continents, centuries, languages, and faiths, Sephardic music is the living testimony of the encounter between Judaism and the communities where the Sephardic diaspora settled. For its 2011 Fall Season choreographer Alonzo King and the LINES Ballet dancers explore this rich tradition of blended histories and beautiful music in the world premiere of a new ballet. Among the musical pieces in King’s new ballet are songs from Turkey, Morocco, Spain, and Yemen, including children’s songs and religious songs. Also on the program is King’s celebrated 1998 work, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner? King’s first collaboration with the world-renowned tabla master Zakir Hussain. Featuring a commissioned score by Hussain, Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner? was celebrated by the New York Times for its “virtuosity,” “vivid” choreography, and “imaginative duets.” King and Hussain have since gone on to collaborate on many more ballets, most recently Scheherazade, which premiered in San Francisco last fall.