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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Video of the Day: Dance Meets Electronic Sculpture Art

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM

  • RJ Muna

When it comes to dance innovation, San Francisco thinks outside the bun. Our dance troupes perform off the sides of hotels (Niagara Falling), collaborate with indie-pop musicians (Oh, Inverted World), and use laundromats as venues (Laundromatinee). All the more reason for Alonzo King LINES Ballet -- a contemporary ballet company, school, and dance center for all skill levels -- to join hands (and feet) with S.F.-based electronic sculpture artist Jim Campbell, whose work has appeared at the Smithsonian, the Whitney, and New York's MOMA.

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  • RJ Muna

In addition to tonight's performance (which runs through Oct. 28), you may also have seen LINES' recent collaboration with Campbell, "Exploded Views," at SFMOMA. Campbell took thousands of computer-controlled LED lights and created the illusion of shadowy figures dancing before our eyes, blurring the lines of perception and movement in astounding ways.

LINES' 30th Anniversary Year Fall Home Season opener combines everything we love in the Bay Area: visual art, dance, technology, and the modern equivalent of our favorite childhood toy, Lite-Brite. Adding to the festivities is Maya Lahyani, S.F. Opera Adler Fellow and mezzo-soprano, who's performing live. Show up early to catch the discussion between Campbell and Alonzo King, where they just might reveal the latest and greatest innovation to soon hit the stage. A choreographed flash mob held in a food truck? We'll keep our fingers crossed.

The 30th Anniversary Year Fall Home Season starts at 7:30 p.m. (balcony talk at 6:30 p.m.) at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission (at Third St.), S.F. Admission is $20-$65.

Here's Jim Campbell's "Exploded Views:"

And a snippet of what LINES is all about:

For more events in San Francisco this week and beyond, check out our calendar section. Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook. Follow Anna Pulley at @annapulley.
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