Meyer, Writing Ground by Alonzo King. Maison de la Danse de Lyon

MEYER and WRITING GROUND; Two choreographies by Alonzo King; Lines Ballet; MEYER; Original music by Edgar Meyer; Lights by Axel Morgenthaler; Costumes by Robert Rosenwasser; WRITING GROUND; Sacred music from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Tibetan traditions; Lights by Axel Morgenthaler; Costumes and sets by Robert Rosenwasser; Alonzo King founded the Alonzo King Lines Ballet in 1982. 31 years later, it has become one of the world's most prestigious companies. Alonzo King is a great admirer of classical ballet, in which he sees a wonderful science of movement. To this virtuoso technique, he brings a physical, muscular sensuality, an almost feline fluidity refined to the point of pure esthetic pleasure. Meyer, his last creation, was premiered on the 30th anniversary of the company. Written in collaboration with American composer and bass player Edgar Meyer, the music brings purpose and rhythm to bodies and movement. Writing Ground draws its inspiration from the words of writer Colum McCann. In this piece, Alonzo King explores the wealth of traditional music from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Tibetan traditions. His choreography becomes a language, at once poetic and electrifying. Recorded at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, 29 November 2013; Directed by Denis Caiozzi (86 min)