Lines Ballet striking in Miami debut

January 18, 2015 9:51 PM

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Alonzo King Lines Ballet, one of the most acclaimed, popular and accomplished troupes in contemporary dance, finally made its South Florida debut Saturday night at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. It was a gorgeous and moving performance, in which Alonzo King’s fluid and startling version of ballet technique, his emotionally weighted choreography, and the 11 superb dancers all made a powerful impression.

The bold opener was Concerto for Two Violins, named for its lovely Bach music, known in the dance world as the score for Concerto Barocco, one of George Balanchine’s most beloved ballets. But King offers a captivating new vision of this music. In the first movement, the troupe ricochets along with t...

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