Speaking to the Chicago Tribune, choreographer Alonzo King said he believes that "moving is thought in action. So when you see great movers, you're actually seeing great thinkers." This idea of dance as an expression of thought drives the Alonzo King LINES Ballet mission and works. King developed his dance skills and philosophy studying at Balanchine's School of American Ballet and performing with various companies. He founded the Alonzo King LINES Ballet in 1982 and has since won numerous awards, including the Barney Choreographic Prize from White Bird Dance and New York's Bessie Award for Choreographer/Creator, among many others. The company shares King's visions and masterpieces in global tours in which they blend traditional ballet choreography with pioneering contemporary dance.
The presentation of Biophony by Alonzo King LINES Ballet was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.