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Alonzo King LINES Ballet: Jason Moran and the Moroccan Project
(Published: September 11, 2009)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Fall Season 2009
October 23-25, October 28 - November 1
Jason Moran & the MOROCCAN Project

The program features a world premiere with original music by visionary jazz pianist Jason Moran. Moran has performed alongside some of today's jazz greats including Ravi Coltrane and Cassandra Wilson and has been commissioned for numerous projects including Jazz at Lincoln Center. Having had what he calls a "breakthrough experience" while watching the Company, Moran pairs his technical virtuosity with a cutting-edge approach to jazz in creation of his first ballet score. Don't miss his live performances October 23-25 only! This season also features the return of the MOROCCAN Project. The vibrant drumming of Gnawa ceremonies sets a backdrop for the haunting strains of oud and violin performed live at all performances by El Hamideen. Amid shifting rhythms and echoing voices, the extraordinary dancers of Alonzo King LINES Ballet move with unexpected intimacy and flawless grace.

Fall Performances: Special Season Events:
Friday Oct 23: 6 pm, Pre-performance champagne reception(Included in ticket price)
7 pm, Performance
8:30 pm ,Opening Night Celebration Dinner
Saturday Oct 24: 8 pm
Sunday Oct 25: 5 pm, Post-performance talk with Jason Moran*
Wednesday Oct 28: 8 pm, Post-performance talk with Alonzo King*
Thursday, Oct 29: 8 pm, Post-performance talk with Alonzo King*
Friday Oct 30: 8 pm Post-performance talk with dancers*
Saturday Oct 31: 8 pm
Sunday Nov 1: 5 pm

Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard Street at 3rd Street, San Francisco
Fall Tickets:
Opening Niht: $85, $100 (Includes pre-performance champagne reception) / $500*
Live music: Jason Moran and El Hamideen
Opening Weekend: $25, $37, $55, $70
Live music: Jason Moran and El Hamideen
All other performances: $25, $35, $50, $65
Live music: El Hamideen

Limited $15 student tickets available for 10/28 and 10/29.
Groups of 12 or more enjoy a savings of 20% (excluding 10/23 and 10/24).
To purchase tickets:
415.978.2787 or www.ybca.org/tickets

More Information: http://www.linesballet.org/lines/sfseason/

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