Interviews with LINES dancers

Some members of the LINES company very kindly agreed to chat with me after the perfomance, for which I’m very grateful; they were all so lovely!

Michael Montgomery

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Michael Montgomery – RJ Muna

What’s it like working for LINES ballet?

LINES was actually my dream company, and I got asked to join them in my junior year in college. I really think that Alonzo [King]’s philosophies on dance, movement and arts intertwine perfectly with nature and humanity. He has a way of stripping away all that materialistic crap that dance can get self-absorbed in. It’s a lot of hard work physically and spiritually, but it’s really rewarding. It’s a moment where I’m really grateful to be alive and be dancing. Continue reading

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‘Shostakovich/Writing Ground’ by Alonzo King with LINES Ballet ~ review

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Meredith Webster and men in Writing Ground – Margo Moritz (Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet)

Right from the opening, it was obvious why the company is called LINES ballet: the simplicity of the lighting, decor, and costumes meant you could completely focus on the stunning lines created by the dancers’ incredibly fluid bodies. It was almost like watching a series of still photographs, swept up into a swirl of movement. Continue reading