Partnerships inspire LINES' new pieces

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A firm believer in collaboration, choreographer Alonzo King has built his reputation, and San Francisco-based LINES dance company, on the belief that dance is most effective and affecting when part of a creative partnership.

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To that end, he has built pieces around collaborations with jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders; Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock; actor Danny Glover and 16 musicians and dancers from the Lobaye Forest of Central African Republic. He also experimented with combining elements of Eastern and Western movement in a martial arts/ballet collaboration with Shaolin monks.

Alonzo King's LINES will perform Friday at the Imperial Theatre, wrapping the Augusta Ballet's 2009-10 season. The event will be followed by the ballet's annual gala, to be held at the Richmond Hotel.

ONSTAGE

WHAT: Alonzo King's LINES, presented by the Augusta Ballet

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: The Imperial Theatre, 745 Broad St.

COST: $15-$35; gala tickets $135, performance admission included

LEARN MORE: Go to www.augustaballet.org


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