Alonzo King LINES Ballet Teams with Charles Lloyd in 2016

By Shane Jordan on Jan 30, 2016 09:28 PM EST

Once again Alonzo King's celebrated LINES Ballets will be collaborating with acclaimed jazz musicians. For four shows in April 2016, iconic tenor saxophonist, Charles Lloyd, will be teaming with pianist and composer Jason Moran and Kings dancers to combine the elegance of jazz with the beauty of ballet. The tour will also consist of another four shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, sans Lloyd and Moran due to their other touring commitments.

April 21-30, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco Alonzo King's LINES Ballet will be collaborating with jazz greats Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran for a unique teaming of extraordinary choreography with the power of jazz.

As awe inspiring as LINES dancers may be, Moran recently explained that when Lloyd takes the stage -- regardless of the venue -- all eyes are on him:

"We've played around the world and people salivate when they see Charles walk onstage.

"He's regal. He plays with a lot of romance.

"But then he also plays with a lot of earthworm-­in-­the-­soil intensity, too. He's always finding these pathways."

Despite all the acclaim, Lloyd certainly hasn't let the praise go to his head.

In interview with the New York Times last year, the 77-year-old saxophone legend revealed that, if anything, he has not been lauded to his satisfaction:

"In some ways I feel like I have been misunderstood and overlooked.

"And yet how could you say that, when you seem to have had some success?

"That's all relative...One man's roof is another man's floor."

Tickets for the LINES Ballet's performances with Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran go on sale February 29.

Be sure to check out their official website for more information.

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TagsAlonzo King, LINES Ballet, Charles Lloyd, 2016, Jason Moran, Jazz

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