World Premiere Collaboration / Alonzo King, LINES Ballet dancers & Jim Campbell

Presented by Alonzo King's LINES Ballet

A World Premiere Collaboration between Jim Campbell and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Acclaimed San Francisco electronic artist Jim Campbell is known for exploding the moving image into three dimensions, with his creations of flickering grids of light part sculpture, part cinematic screen. Alonzo King understands ballet as a science – founded on universal, geometric principles of energy and evolution. The collaboration of these two artists is the exciting kick-off of Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s 30th anniversary year and is highly anticipated by both the visual arts and the dance worlds.

Campbell’s new stage-piece created for this premiere will incorporate thousands of computer-programmed LED spheres suspended from the light-grid of the LAM Research Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Similar to his current installation in the atrium of SFMOMA, the spheres will project Alonzo King LINES Ballet dancers moving as fleeting shadowlike figures, dissolving and resolving inside the chandelierlike matrix of the electronic piece, while underneath and equipped with their own LED spheres, the dancers will perform a full-evening work. Adding to the evening, San Francisco Adler Fellow and mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani will perform live.

This ZERO1 event includes a hosted post-performance reception and an exclusive ZERO1 Q&A in the balcony with artist Jim Campbell and dance maker Alonzo King.
Purchase Tickets for the ZERO1 Biennial performance on Thursday October 25th and use promo code ZERO1 to recieve a 10% discount.

ZERO1 VIP Night October 25, 2012. Includes VIP reception and special talk with Alonzo King and Jim Campbell following the performance
Use promo code ZERO1 to recieve a 10% discount.
Additional performances October 19-28, 2012

Alonzo King, LINES Ballet dancers & Jim Campbell

based in San Francisco, CA


Alonzo King calls his works ‘thought structures’ created by the manipulation of energies that exist in matter through laws, which govern the shapes and movement directions of everything that exists. King has works in the repertories of the Swedish Royal Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Ballet Bejart, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Hong Kong Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, and Hubbard St. King is co-founder and Artistic Director of Alonzo King LINES Ballet with its BFA at Dominican University, Training Program, Summer Program, and Dance Center. Among the countless local and nationwide awards he has received, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom presented the Mayor’s Art Award to Alonzo King in October 2008, calling him a “San Francisco treasure.” Jim Campbell’s art incorporates electronic memory, prerecorded images and live images. He describes his work as “creating installations that are less about a viewer dominating a work, and more about viewers participating in the developing personality of a work.” His work can be seen in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, de Young Museum, San Francisco Fisher Collection, New York Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and others.