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Leaps and Bounds 

Wednesday, Oct 16 1996
There are quiet, arresting details in Klang, but for the most part, this new piece by choreographer Alonzo King really moves. Dancers fly over lots of space in very little time, getting maximum play out of the driving, percussive score King commissioned from composer Miguel Frasconi. These dancers, schooled in ballet and modern, are lean, leggy, and quick; King builds intriguing angles into his work from the company's collective technical versatility, inverting a fifth position with the sudden swivel of well-articulated feet, or bending the long, clean lines of an arabesque with a cocked wrist. The company's harmonic timing, even in a rehearsal without music, springs in part from the choreographer's process, which is both collaborative and demandingly democratic. "All the dancers learn all the parts, so as to understand the language of the whole dance," says King. --Heather Wisner

LINES stages Program 1 (Klang, Handel Pas de Deux, and Ground) Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 & 19, Thursday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 26; and Program 2 (Ground, Handel Pas de Deux, and Sacred Text, set to Frasconi's original music and Indian ragas) Sunday, Oct. 20, Wednesday, Oct. 23, Friday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 27. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at Center for the Arts, 701 Mission. Admission is $7-30; call 978-

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