KQED Forum Producer Judy Campbell picks the interview with Alonzo King as her favorite show of 2013.
It seems like it would be hard to translate dance -- or as he called it in the interview, "thought made visible" -- into good radio, but I could listen to Alonzo King talk about dance and the artistic process all day long. The way he describes choreography and dancing has changed the way I view all sorts of performances. A lot of us are intimidated by dance and worry we're missing something that we're supposed to be getting out of a performance. King makes art accessible by expanding our ideas of dance and art, instead of simplifying them. In this interview for the 30th anniversary of King's LINES Ballet , Michael Krasny talked to King alongside composer and double bassist Edger Meyer , who collaborated with King on the company's anniversary show. It was great to hear the two of them talk about the relationship of dance and music and about artistic collaboration. Michael did a fantastic one-on-one interview with Alonzo King back in 2011, which is also worth listening to.
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