Angoulême, FR

Location
Angoulême, FR
Venue
Théâtre d’Angoulême
Time
Dec. 17, 2014, 8 pm - Dec. 17, 2014, 10 pm
Company
LINES Ballet Company
Productions
Writing Ground, Concerto for Two Violins

About the Productions


Writing Ground

Writing Ground

Commissioned in 2010 by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, King’s masterful Writing Ground draws inspiration from poems by award-winning author Colum McCann. An emotionally searing and lyrical work, set to a collection of sacred early music from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Writing Ground challenges the Company to explore new physical territory. Writing Ground “illustrates the power of Alonzo King’s story-telling at its height” (Huffington Post).

Concerto for Two Violins

Concerto for Two Violins

Concerto for Two Violins surrenders to the rhythms of Bach, utilizing music first immortalized by Balanchine last century. From its opening, the 16 minute ballet unfurls with energetic passages of uniform formations and exploding solos, the exacting movements defining King’s brand of “muscular classicalism.” Called “smart and satisfying” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Concerto for Two Violins delivers emotionality equal to the rich, textured voice of the accompanying strings.


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