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Training for the Art of Life with Alonzo King

October  22, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Alonzo King

Training for the Art of Life with Alonzo King

Mr. King will be speaking about art and life training. "Dance training and life training are the same. Whether that training is an instructed course in a chosen discipline or through the exactitude of life's firm chiseling hand. We all receive training. Everyone is at different levels in earth school."

Alonzo King is the founder, choreographer, and director of the international touring company, Alonzo King LINES Ballet. He has been called a visionary choreographer, who is altering the way we look at ballet. King calls his works "thought structures" created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists.

King has works in the repertories of the Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. Renowned for his skill as a teacher, King has been guest ballet master for dance companies around the globe.

King is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2008 Jacob's Pillow Creativity Award, in recognition of his contribution to "moving ballet in a very 21st-century direction", and the 2006 US Artists Award. In October 2012 the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society named Alonzo King a "San Francisco living Treasure" in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the historic fabric of San Francisco over the last 30 years.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:00PM - 9:00PM
CIIS Main building
$15/$20 at the door
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Photo by RJ Muna

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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