Choreography

2014

The Steady Heart (Michael Jon Fink, Kronos Quartet, Peter Garland, Jean-Philippe Rykiel and Lama Gyurme), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere May 21, 2014, at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts Theater, San Francisco, CA

2013

Concerto for Two Violins (Johann Sebastian Bach), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 25, 2013, LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Meyer (Original score by Edgar Meyer, set design by Jim Doyle), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 19, 2013, LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2012

AZIMUTH (Excerpts by Chamber Choir Versija, Richard Kaplan, Escolania de Montserrat, Mrs. Sidney Carter. Original score by Ben Juodvalkis), Harris Theater for Music and Dance commission, Premiere February 1, 2013, Zellerbach Hall, Presented by Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA

Constellation (Excerpts from Handel, Vivaldi, Strauss. Original score by Leslie Stuck and Ben Juodvalkis), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 19, 2012, LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2011

Resin (Sephardic Music), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 14, 2011, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Figures of Thought (Score by Miguel Frasconi, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer), Ballet Béjart commission, Premiere June 11, 2011, Theatre Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland

Triangle of the Squinches (Original score by Mickey Hart, set design by Christopher Haas), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 15, 2011, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010

Writing Ground (Libretto by Colum McCann), Ballets Monte Carlo, Premiere July 12, 2010, Terrasses du Casino de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Wheel in the Middle of the Field (George Frideric Handel, Gabriel Fauré, John Sheppard, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Franz Schubert, Reynaldo Hahn), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 16, 2010, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

2009

Scheherazade (Zakir Hussain, commissioned score), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere December 9, 2009 Grimaldi Forum Theater, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Refraction (Music Composed by Jason Moran Compositions), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October, 2009, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Dust and Light (Arcangelo Corelli, Francis Poulenc) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 23, 2009, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2008

The Radius of Convergence (Live Music by Pharoah Sanders; Music composed by Miguel Frasconi, Leo Hurley and Leslie Stuck, commissioned score, Edgar Meyer Violin Concerto Mvt. 1, excerpt), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 17, 2008, Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Steady Articulation of Perseverance (Music Composed by Pharoah Sanders, Weislaw Pogorzelski and James McKee), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere June 26, 2008, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2007

Rasa (Zakir Hussain, commissioned score with performance by Kala Ramnath), Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere Nov 2, 2007, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Irregular Pearl (Baroque score by Arcangelo Corelli, George Frederic Handel, Marin Marais, Augustin Dautrecort Sainte-Colombe, Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Vivaldi, with commissioned interludes by Roy Whelden performed by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere Nov 2, 2007, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Long River, High Sky A Project with the Shaolin Monks (Melody of China and Miguel Frasconi, commissioned score), Alonzo King LINES Ballet and the Shaolin Monks, Premiere April 13, 2007, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006

Sky Clad (Rita Sahai, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere September 30, 2006, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

Migration (Pharoah Sanders, Leslie Stuck, Miguel Frasoni, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 26, 2006, Movimentos Arts Festival, Wolfsburg, Germany

2005

The Moroccan Project (Music arranged and performed by El Hamideen) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere November 4, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Handel (Georg Friederich Handel) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere November 4, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Salt (El Hamideen commissioned score) North Carolina Dance Theatre, Premiere May 5, 2005, Belk Theatre, Charlotte, NC

Odd Fellow (Jim McKee and Wieslaw Pogorzelski, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 14, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Satoh (Somei Satoh, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 14, 2005, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Steal Away (Miguel Frasconi)

2004

Before the Blues (Pharoah Sanders, Danny Glover and Jim McKee commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere November 5, 2004, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Rite of Spring (Igor Stravinsky) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 9, 2004, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Baker Fix (Josephine Baker) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 9, 2004, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Coleman Hawkins (Coleman Hawkins) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 9, 2004, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Patience of Aridity, Waiting for Petrichor (Edgar Meyer and Miguel Frasconi, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 9, 2004, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2003

Heart Song (El Hamideen commissioned score) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Premiere December 12, 2003, City Center, New York, NY

Syzmanski's Vibraphone Quartet (Pawel Szymanski, commissioned score). Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 16, 2003, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2002

Road (Hildegard von Bingen, J.S. Bach, and commissioned scores by Leslie Stuck, Pharoah Sanders, and Miguel Frasconi) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 10, 2002, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Splash (Nino Rota, Francis Poulenc, with commissioned score by Leslie Stuck) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 19, 2002, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Koto (Miya Masaoka, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 19, 2002, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2001

The People of the Forest (Nzamba Lela, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 5, 2001

The Heart's Natural Inclination (Leslie Stuck, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere February 23, 2001

2000

Following the Subtle Current Upstream (Zakir Hussain, Miriam Makeba, Miguel Frasconi) Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Premiere December, 2000

Soothing the Enemy (Leslie Stuck, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 20, 2000, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Riley (Terry Riley) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 20, 2000, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Tango (Astor Piazzolla) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 7, 2000, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

In to Get Out (Somei Satoh) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 7, 2000, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

1999

Shostokovich String Quartet LINES (Music by Dmitri Shostokovich) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere Spring 1999, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Love Dogs (Francis Poulenc)

1998

Hovering Slightly Above Ground (Paul Giger, Gorecki) Oakland Ballet, Premiere November 13, 1998, UC Berkeley, commissioned work

Who Dressed You Like a Foreigner? (Zakir Hussain, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere September 11, 1998, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Tarab (Hamza El Din, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 10, 1998, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Long Straight Line (Miguel Frasconi, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 10, 1998, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Map (Arvo Pärt) North Carolina Dance Theatre, Premiere March 1998, commissioned work

Land Forms (Donald Fontowitz) Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Premiere January 28, 1998, commissioned work

1997

String Trio (Moses Sedler, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere September 26, 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Suite Etta (Music recorded by Etta James) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere September 26, 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Three Stops On the Way Home (Pharoah Sanders, commissioned score) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 4, 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Handel Trio (Handel) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere April 4, 1997, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

1996

Klang (Miguel Frasconi, commissioned score; Blue Thunder Mountain Nation Singers) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Premiere October 18, 1996, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Sacred Text (Original glass music by Miguel Frasconi, North Indian Ragas by Michael Irvine, Tabla duet arranged by Tim Witter and Jim Santi Owen, Traditional Indian song by Rita Sahai) Alonzo King LINES Ballet, premiere April 18, 1996, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Handel Pas de Deux (Handel) Muriel Maffre and Benjamin Pierce guesting with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, premiere June 8, 1996, The Joyce Theater; Spring 1997 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Ground (Arvo Pärt, Henryk Gorecki, David LaMarche) Dance Theater of Harlem, premiere April 30, 1996, Kennedy Center - commissioned work; Alonzo King LINES Ballet, October 1996, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

1995

Signs and Wonders (Music, Traditional African Music, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser & Sandra Woodall)

Rock (Music, Spirituals arranged and performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser & Sandra Woodall)

String Quartet (Music by Pawel Szymanski, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

1994

Poulenc Pas de Deux (Music by Francis Poulenc, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Ocean (Music by Pharoah Sanders, El Hamideen commissioned score, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Garland Music by Peter Garland, John Oswald, Lighting by Lisa Pinkham, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Along the Path (Music by Donald Fontowitz)

1993

Bach Cello Suite (Music by J. S. Bach, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Compelling Geological Evidence (Music by Donald Fontowitz, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Pavane (Music by Dmitri Shostokovich)

1992

Gurdjieff Piano Music (Music by G.I. Gurdjieff and Thomas De Hartmann, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Four Traditional Spirituals

1991

Song of the Aka (Music, Pygmy and Gospel)

Cante (Music, Traditional Gypsy Songs, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Sandra Woodall)

1990

Without Wax (Ballett Frankfurt, Music by Sophia Gubaidulina and Bohuslav Martinu, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Sandra Woodall & Robert Rosenwasser)

Toccatta in D Minor (Music, Bach)

1989

Lila (Music by Donald Fontowitz, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Sandra Woodall & Robert Rosenwasser)

Alkan (Charles-Valentin Alkan)

Fallen Angel (Music, Etta James)

Estudioa (For Lourdes Unanua, Music by Mikel Laboa)

1988

Awake in the Dream (Music by Donald Fontowitz, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

Ligeti Variations (Music by Gyorgi Ligeti)

Reoccurrence (Music by Bulgarian State Choir, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser)

1987

Rain Dreaming (Music, Aboriginal)

Granados Pas de Deux (Music by de Falla)

Allegro Barbaro (Bela Bartok, Performed by David Berryessa)

Make me the Sea, for Joanna Haigood (Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares)

1986

Prayer (Bouchaib Abdelhadi commissioned score, Lighting by Craig Miller, Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser & Sandra Woodall)

Stealing Light (Music by Samuel Barber)

Jeux des Enfants (Georges Bizet)

Eight (Ingram Marshall)

Après un rêve, Solo for Natalia Makarova (Gabriel Faure)

Quand ma mene m'appr enait, Solo for Natalia Makarova (Antonin Dvorak)

La Vergine degli Angeli (Giuseppe Verdi)

Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (Giacomo Puccini)

Solo, for June Watanabe

1985

IV Short Stories (Dan Dugan, commissioned score)

1984

Songs (Victoria de los Angeles)

1983

Ictus (Music by Harry Partch, Gamelan)

1982

Danse Poulenc (Francis Poulenc)

Christine (Claude Debussy)

Sonata for Three Dancers (Igor Stravinsky)

1979

Five Dances for Piano (Igor Stravinsky)

1975

Zulu (Pygmy Music)

Maya (Alice Coltrane; Kitaro)