Through-Lines: The Art of Ballet @836M

Exhibition Dates: 09/29/2018 - 01/07/2019

Collections: Gallery 

Currently Based: SAN FRANCISCO, CA 

ARTIST WEBSITE: linesballet.org


 Ballet is a living and continually evolving artistic tradition. For thirty-five years, Alonzo King has contributed to creating provocative works that move the art form forward. The artistry of ballet as a living tradition is not only encapsulated in the choreography. A diverse array of artists are integral to developing the visual and emotional mood to set beautiful balletic works. LINES Ballet has benefitted from a variety of impressive and interdisciplinary artists in their own right. 

Through-LINES: The Art of Ballet @836M in an experimental, activated space, that emphasizes the many artists that contribute to this multi-media artistry, from costumes and set design to photography, lighting, and soundscapes. Gallery guests will be immersed in the visual, audio and tactical beauty that is LINES Ballet. This is LINES Ballet’s first-ever retrospective exhibit and includes a behind-the-scenes learning journey with LINES artistic collaborators including world-renowned and locally-based artists such as photographer, RJ Muna; award-winning architect, Christopher Haas; and light artist, Jim Campbell.

836M’s and LINES Ballet's partnership honors the art of ballet as a contemporary multi-media living art form. This is a collaborative exhibition and intimate event series that presents LINES Ballet’s artistic collaborators, and the company’s creative evolution and contribution over the last 35 years.

The purpose of art is higher than art. What we are really interested in are masterpieces of humanity.
— Alonzo King