Haute Event: Alonzo King LINES Ballet Benefit Gala

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On Thursday, Oct. 14, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, a contemporary ballet company guided since 1982 by Alonzo King, hosted a special gala in celebration of its fall 2010 season. The gala was held in the ballet company’s hometown of San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and included a special performance by the ballet company’s own Scheherazade.

The evening began with an intimate reception with Alonzo King and a Bellini Reception sponsored by honorary chair Stephen Brady followed by the San Francisco premiere of Scheherazade.

“Every new LINES ballet that I see invigorates and inspires me. The costumes, the set and the elegant, precise movement all make for a unique and distinctive experience. I am thrilled to have been a part of it.” said honorary chair Lisa Pritzker.

The gala also featured an exquisite dinner by Spruce Restaurant and an auction presented by Christie’s Americas chairman Marc Porter. The special gala celebration generated more than $400,000 to benefit the budding of various creative works from Alonzo King LINES Ballet and help fund scholarships and apprenticeships for young dancers through LINES BFA Program and LINES Ballet School.

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