Blurring LINES

When it comes to dance innovation, San Francisco thinks outside the bun. Our dance troupes perform off the sides of hotels (Niagara Falling), collaborate with indie-pop musicians (Oh, Inverted World), and use laundromats as venues (Laundromatinee). All the more reason for Alonzo King LINES Ballet -- a contemporary ballet company, school, and dance center for all skill levels -- to join hands (and feet) with S.F.-based electronic sculpture artist Jim Campbell, whose work has appeared at The Smithsonian, The Whitney, and New York's MOMA. In addition to tonight's performance, scope out LINES' recent collaboration with Campbell, "Exploded Views" (through Oct. 23) at SFMOMA. Campell took thousands of computer-controlled LED lights and created the illusion of shadowy figures dancing before our eyes, blurring the lines of perception and movement in astounding ways. LINES' 30th Anniversary Year Fall Home Season opener combines everything we love in the Bay Area: visual art, dance, technology, and the modern equivalent of our favorite childhood toy, Lite-Brite. Adding to the festivities is Maya Lahyani, S.F. Opera Adler Fellow and mezzo-soprano, who's performing live. Show up early to catch the pre-performance discussion between Campbell and Alonzo King. They just might reveal the latest and greatest innovation to soon hit the stage. A choreographed flash mob held in a food truck? We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Oct. 19-20, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 5 p.m.; Oct. 24-25, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26-27, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 28, 5 p.m., 2012

 
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