Dancing tall

March 19, 1998|By Judith Green

Lines Contemporary Ballet of San Francisco breaks a lot of molds.

It's a chamber-sized company of 12 dancers whose work devours the stage, thanks to a complement of exceptionally tall, long-legged ballerinas.

And its cutting-edge repertory bypasses all the classics. Instead, it performs the work of its founder, award-winning choreographer Alonzo King, who filters music through a boundless imagination.

For its performances that end a week's residency at Towson University, Lines will perform "Klang" (German for sound) with a score by Bay Area composer Miguel Frasconi; "Suite Etta," to vocals of Etta James; and "Three Stops on the Way Home," King's second major collaboration with jazz/world music composer Pharaoh Sanders.

Lines Contemporary Ballet will perform at 7: 30 p.m. Friday-Saturday in Stephens Hall Theatre, Towson University, 8000 York Road. Tickets are $25, $12 seniors, $10 students and children. Call 410-830-2787.

Pub Date: 3/19/98

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