U.S.A. | Irish Premiere
(Alonzo King LINES Ballet )
One of the few true ballet masters of our times, Alonzo King brings his celebrated contemporary ballet company on a first visit to Ireland to perform at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Marvel at the virtuosic skill of twelve incredible dancers as they bridge classical ballet technique and modernity in this evening of exquisite and sensual dance.
The first piece, Shostakovich, pushes the dancers to their limits with its fierce and focused energy. Set to four Shostakovich string quartets, they revel in the space between harmony and discord. This is followed by the deeply evocative and joyful Rasa, performed to an exhilarating original score by Grammy-winning Indian tabla musician Zakir Hussain. Technically brilliant and sublimely beautiful, King’s visionary choreography will change the way you look at ballet forever.
Choreographer: Alonzo King
Performers: Babatunji, Robb Beresford, Adji Cissoko, Brett Conway, Madeline DeVries, Shuaib Elhassen, Courtney Henry, Yujin Kim, Michael Montgomery, Laura O’Malley, Jeffrey Van Sciver, Kara Wilkes