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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 was sold-out in its premiere San Francisco season and this return season promises to sell quickly.
Of his aspiration to work with Grammy Award winning vocalist Ms. Lisa Fischer, Alonzo King says, “Lisa Fischer is a brilliant artist with a fully throbbing heart and expansive mind. She is an inspiration of sound, body, and being.” With a voice resplendent in its strength and range, Ms. Fischer has shared the stage with musical luminaries of nearly every genre, including Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Beyoncé and Sting. The dancers of LINES Ballet are her newest collaborators in The Propelled Heart, a work that pays tribute to the power of song. King explores the kinetics of the human voice, revealing the communicative potential of the body as an instrument, and also as vocal chord. The piece is a voyage; standing sentinel at the inchoate, pre-verbal beginning, Ms. Fischer impels the dancers’ evolution. Under her gaze they radiate, churning noise into harmony, hearts ablaze.
"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
"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.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet benefits from the support of Bank of the West / BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of its projects.