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Pet Sins January 2010

Alonzo King's dance conversation with the world

Multiple-award winning ballet master and choreographer Alonzo King is known for his various projects bringing ballet together with music or movement art forms of non-Western artistes.1 The son of civil rights activists has collaborated artistically with Aka musicians from the Central African Republic, North Africa musicians, Indian vocalist Rita Sahai and Shaolin monks from China.2

His projects include:

Long River, High Sky - a collaboration with Shaolin Monks


The Moroccan Project - a collaboration with musicians Bouchaib Abdelhadi and Yassir Chadly and dancers Hafida Ghanim and Mouna Saadini


Sky Clad - a collaboration with Hindustani vocalist Rita Sahai


People of the Forest - a collaboration with Nzamba Lela, a group of Aka musicians



  1. Alonzo King bio on LinesBallet.org
  2. Wikipedia entry on Alonzo King