Fall Home Season

November 15-19, 2017 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater

In celebration of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s thirty-five years of groundbreaking art-making in the SF Bay Area and around the world, Alonzo King and Lisa Fischer will team up for the return of The Propelled Heart at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater November 15-19 for six performances only. This highly acclaimed collaboration premiered to record-breaking audiences in 2015 and this return season promises to sell quickly.

“Lisa Fischer is a brilliant artist with a fully throbbing heart and expansive mind. She is an inspiration of sound, body, and being.” —Alonzo King

Called “a phenomenal powerhouse” by The New York Times, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Sting. In The Propelled Heart Ms. Fischer joins the dancers of LINES Ballet in a collaboration which achieves “rock star status” (San Francisco Classical Voice) as they pay tribute to the power of song. The piece is a voyage in which King explores the kinetics of the human voice, revealing the communicative potential of the body as an instrument, and also as a vocal chord.

​"​The company’s collaboration with singer Lisa Fischer and musician JC Maillard was, in short, spellbinding. Don’t mistake the word for promotional pablum.​" - Jaime Robles, Repeat Performances

Performance Details

6 performances only

Wednesday, Nov 15 at 7:30pm

Thursday, Nov 16 at 7:30pm - post-performance Q&A with Alonzo King and Ms. Lisa Fischer

Friday, Nov 17 at 7:30pm

Saturday, Nov 18 at 7:30pm

Sunday, Nov 19 at 2pm & 6pm


​"With her prodigious range, power, and theatrical sensibility, accompanied by a rare sensitivity, Fischer beautifully illuminates King’s The Propelled Heart..." - Janice Berman, San Francisco Classical Voice

The Propelled Heart was made possible, in part, by the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. The Propelled Heart with Lisa Fischer was also supported by New Music USA.

Season Sponsor:

Alonzo King LINES Ballet benefits from the support of Bank of the West / BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.

Photos by RJ Muna (Adji Cissoko) and Quinn B. Wharton (Jeffrey Van Sciver and Courtney Henry with Ms. Lisa Fischer)