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Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in Collaboration with the Shaolin Monks

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Date:
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Jen
Location Details:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard street at Third, San Francisco, CA 94107

Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in Collaboration with the Shaolin Monks. Music performed live by Melody of China

May 28-June 1, 2008
Long River High Sky

With utter calm and fierce precision, the dancers of LINES ballet and the Shaolin monks of China create an unprecedented synthesis of Eastern and Western classical forms. This collaboration represents both a blending of distinct cultural traditions -- ballet and martial arts -- and recognition that these arts of movement are convergent and intertwined.

-"Watching these two groups together, kung fu begins to look more like art for its own sake, and ballet like self defense, and you begin g to wonder if perhaps both are fighting forms after all--fighting for a life of truth and beauty that all humans crave." - San Francisco Chronicle

In addition to the seven performances, the season will feature a number of
special events including a pre-curtain discussion with the Shaolin monks on
May 29, a post-performance conversation with Alonzo King on May 30, and
pre-performance family activities before the Saturday, May 31 matinee.

For more information, please see the attached document or visit our website
at http://www.linesballet.org. Groups of 10 more purchasing tickets for the same
date receive a discount of 20%. If you are interested in organizing a group
please contact 415-863-3040x 257. For individual tickets call the Yerba
Buena box office at 415-978-2787.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Mar 3, 2008 1:46PM
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