Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 12:30 pm

GRINNELL, IA—Alonzo King’s celebrated LINES Ballet of San Francisco will perform on Wed., Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Theatre in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts on the Grinnell College campus.

Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists, choreographer Alonzo King creates works that draw on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions and imbue classical ballet with new expressive potential. The visionary choreography connects audiences to a profound sense of shared humanity, vulnerability, tenderness, furious abandon, and exhilarating freedom.

King has received numerous honors for his work, including the Jacob’s Pillow Creativity Award, the United States Artists Fellowship, and the NEA Choreographer’s Fellowship. The company has worked with a wide range of musicians and composers and pushed boundaries with their new and innovative projects, including a collaboration with the Shaolin monks that intertwines martial arts and ballet.

Tickets are required for this free public performance and may be obtained at the Bucksbaum Center box office, beginning Fri., Jan. 29, noon to 5 p.m. For ticket questions, call 641-269-3235 or go to A limited number of tickets will be available at the Pioneer Bookshop in downtown Grinnell.

The performance is sponsored by the Grinnell College Public Events Committee. The Bucksbaum Center is located at 1108 Park St. on the Grinnell College campus. For more information on the LINES Ballet of San Francisco, go to