Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani takes the stage with LINES Ballet for a world premiere collaboration. Called a resplendent vocalist by the San Francisco Chronicle, Lahyani is a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera and recipient of the prestigious Adler Fellowship at San Francisco Opera. Lahyani and the dancers are joined by guest artist Meredith Webster, a beloved LINES Ballet company member for nearly a decade, who returns to share a new solo by Alonzo King.
The fall home season also heralds the revival of Meyer, featuring a score by acclaimed classical bassist Edgar Meyer. Meyer has been hailed by the New Yorker as the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument. In response to Meyers signature combination of bluegrass, jazz, folk, and classical music, Kings choreography originally created for the companys 30th anniversary is alternately wistful and jubilant, infused with a playful sense of wonder. Set before Academy Award-winning designer Jim Doyles striking backdrop of synchronized water, Meyer is a lushly-textured landscape of movement and sound.
King's dancers are virtuosos of control, so much so that every movement looks as if it's being experienced perfectly, for the very first time.? - The Oregonian