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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Northrop

University of Minnesota — East Bank

84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Description: Called “riveting” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Alonzo King’s Biophony is a fascinating investigation of life on earth. Created in collaboration with natural soundscape artist Bernie Krause and composer Richard Blackford, the score draws from the rainforests of Borneo, a waterhole in Kenya, the Alaskan tundra, and a meadow high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, echoing animal voices and imprints of habitats in peril. King’s visionary choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES dancers, has an earthy and sensual feeling that imbues classical ballet with new, expressive potential. Dancers crawl, fly, elongate, flutter, and somersault, creating composites of otherworldly creatures.

Biophony.

“…one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today…” — San Francisco Chronicle

Target grade level: intended for 6th-12 grade

Cost per child/student: $3
Cost per adult/educator: $3

Reservations: Reserve online at northrop.umn.edu or call Bridgetr Reddan at 612-625-1578 to reserve by phone.

Sibling policy: All children in attendance must have a ticket and be in the intended age range.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

Curriculum Topics and Themes

  • Animal behavior and habits
  • Environmental studies
  • Ecology
  • Music and sound design
  • Contemporary ballet

For more information, contact Bridget Reddan, Group Sales Coordinator, at 612-625-1578 or bsreddan(at)umn.edu, or visit northrop.umn.edu/events/student-matinee-alonzo-king-lines-ballet.

 


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