The power, reedy elegance and remarkable precision of LINES Ballet returns to the Harris in two weeknight programs. On Wednesday, the San Francisco-based company participates in the Harris’ wallet-friendly happy-hour series Eat + Drink to the Beat, performing King’s nod to ballet history and the emergence of neoclassicism, “Concerto for Two Violins,” along with his newest work “Shostakovich.” Thursday evening is a full program that includes the gorgeous, technically intricate and emotionally transcendent “Writing Ground,” set to music from various religious traditions and inspired by the poetry of Colum McCann. The highlight of the program is King’s collaboration with legendary bassist Edgar Meyer, who performs on stage with the dancers (along with violinist Rob Moose and cellist Gabriel Cabezas) a score he composed for the company. (Sharon Hoyer)
Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777. Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm, $5. Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm, $10-$95.