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Alonzo King Lines Ballet : from San Francisco 2011 / a production of Monarda Arts, in co-production with ZDF/3sat ; TV director, Andreas Morell ; producers, Torsten Bönnhoff, Erwin Stürzer.

Video/Projected medium
  • [Halle an der Saale (Germany)] : Arthaus Musik, [2012]
  • ©2012
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary note:
Triangle of the Squinches features an innovative kinetic set by architect Christopher Haas. In this piece, Alonzo King explores the inner and outer space of the body: how do we strive to touch something infinite with our material forms? What is the resonance between the bodies we inhabit and the forms we create? Alonzo King's Scheherazade is a re-envisioning of the ancient collection of Persian, Sanskrit, and Arabic stories of 1,001 Nights. Dust and light. In a landscape that shifts like the clouds, dappling the stage with soft light and then bathing the dancers in silvery radiance, Alonzo King brings out the emotional intimacy of dance. The LINES Ballet dancers move in harmonious counterpoint to each other, setting off the rich variations of Arcangelo Corelli's Baroque music against Francis Poulenc's otherworldly sacred choral odes.
  • Three ballets.
  • Title from container.
  • Broadcast as a television program in 2012.
  • Program notes in English, French, and German (26 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Creation/​Production credits:
Choreographer, Alonza King ; camera, Lou Weinert ; editing, Eva Kohlweyer.
Time and place of event:
Filmed in 2011 at the Kerner Studios (Windward Stage A+B), San Francisco, Calif.
System details:
DVD-9; NTSC format, region 0 (all); aspect ratio: 16:9 (widescreen format); sound track: PCM stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1.
Alonzo King Lines Ballet ; Alonzo King, interviewee (bonus).
Bonus interview in English with optional subtitles in German, French, or Spanish.
Triangle of the squinches / lighting, Axel Morgenthaler ; stage design, Christopher Haas ; costumes, Robert Rosenwasser ; music, Mickey Hart -- Scheherazade / lighting, Axel Morgenthaler ; stage design, Robert Rosenwasser ; costumes, Robert Rosenwasser, Colleen Quen ; music, Zakir Hussain after Rimsky-Korsakov -- Dust and light / lighting, Axel Morgenthaler ; stage design, Robert Rosenwasser ; costumes, Robert Rosenwasser, Colleen Quen ; music, Arcangelo Corelli and Francis Poulenc -- Bonus: Alonzo King : poet of dance / a film by Marita Stocker.
  • Filmed ballets
  • Televised ballets
  • Televised dance
  • Nonfiction television programs
  • Nonfiction films
  • Dance films
Other title(s):
  • Lines Ballet
  • Triangle of the squinches (Choreographic work : King)
  • Schéhérazade (Choreographic work : King)
  • Dust and light (Choreographic work : King)
  • Alonzo King, poet of dance.
Publisher no.:
101 591
Universal Product Code:
  • 807280159196
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