On the Road Again With Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers Madeline DeVries and Shuaib Elhassan took Dance Magazine inside the company’s first overseas tour since the pandemic, sharing their photos and giving us firsthand accounts of what life is like back on the road.

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

6 Festivals and Outdoor Offerings to Check Out This July

This July, two beloved summer mainstays return, while a spate of made-for-the-moment programs have us grabbing our sun hats to catch some dance in the open air. Back to the Pillow Bryn Cohn + Artists performing on the Inside/Out stage in 2019 Grace Kathryn Landefeld, Courtesy Jacob’s Pillow BECKET, MA, AND ONLINE Jacob’s Pillow Dance […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Alonzo King

This week we’re sharing tributes to all the 2020 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our virtual ceremony taking place December 7, visit dancemediafoundation.org. You can’t mistake Alonzo King’s dances. Performed with utmost confidence and uncommon grace, they offer sky-high extensions, unexpected shifts of position and fractured lines that dissolve into velvety descents or […]

Why Adult Ballet Students Should Be Taken Seriously

More than once, when I’m sporting my faded, well-loved ballet hoodie, some slight variation of this conversation ensues: “Is your daughter the dancer?” “Actually,” I say, “I am.” “Wow!” they enthuse. “Who do you dance with? Or have you retired…?” “I don’t dance with a company. I’m not a professional. I just take classes.” Insert […]

Meet Ilaria Guerra, the LINES Dancer Alonzo King Says Is "Absolutely an Original"

Ilaria Guerra only joined Alonzo King LINES Ballet in January, but she’s already a towering presence in the San Francisco company—and not just because she’s 6′ tall. Guerra employs her seemingly infinite limbs with luscious fluidity and propulsive power, instinctive musicality and a self-assured presence. And as exquisitely as she embodies King’s choreography, she also […]

The Spirit and Soul of LINES' Enchanting Adji Cissoko

Adji Cissoko has the alchemical blend of willowy limbs and earthy musicality you expect from a dancer in Alonzo King LINES Ballet. But she also has something more—a joy in dancing that makes every step feel immediate. “She has this soulful quality of an ancient spirit coming through her body,” says LINES chief executive officer […]

Season Preview: Your Guide to the Hottest Dance Tickets of 2018–19

We might have gotten a little bit carried away with this year’s “Season Preview”—but with the 2018–19 season packing so many buzzy shows, how could we not? Here are over two dozen tours, premieres and revivals that have us drooling. A Night of Natalia Osipova—With David Hallberg David Hallberg and Natalia Osipova have a rare, […]

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