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Expect crossover crowds at the Friday night performance of Alonzo King LINES: some to see virtuosic contemporary ballet at its height and some to hear live the legendary classical and jazz bassist Edgar Meyer. San Francisco-based King and his company are known for fertile collaborative projects—last year with Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance—and for this visit, they bring an impressive set of collaborators in tow: Meyer, who will accompany with a piece he composed for LINES Ballet’s thirtieth anniversary and, on Thursday night, Israeli mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani in her Chicago debut. Lahyani sings part of the score of King’s “Constellation,” an evening-length work woven through a thousand points of light. The lights, designed by artist Jim Campbell, are both set and props, forming curtains and backdrops, strings for twirling, and shimmering stars for the dancers to hold in the crooks of knees and elbows. Also worth the ticket price alone, the second piece on the Friday night program, “Writing Ground”: just the company, with their endless limbs and gorgeous fluidity, dancing to sacred music. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777. Thursday and Friday, February 27 and 28 at 7:30pm. $40-$95.