Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Contemporary Ballet

8 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 | Polsky Theatre

$21 - $25 Individual Tickets Season Ticket Package

POST-show discussion with the company

One featured piece in this mixed-repertory program is “Star Dust,” a tribute to David Bowie danced to recordings of nine of his best-loved songs.

Complexions was founded in 1994 by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and the legendary Desmond Richardson, two former stars with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Their singular approach to reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures has made Complexions one of the most recognized and respected performing arts brands in the world. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue or culture, Complexions transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole.

The company has appeared at major European dance festivals including Italy’s Festival of Dance, the Isle De Dance Festival in Paris, the Maison De La Dance Festival in Lyon, the Holland Dance Festival, Steps International Dance Festival in Switzerland, Łódź Biennale, Warsaw Ballet Festival, Kraków Spring Ballet Festival, the Dance Festival of Canary Islands/Spain and the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur/Canada. In addition, Complexions has toured extensively throughout the Baltic regions, Korea, Brazil, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Russia, New Zealand, Bermuda, Serbia, Jamaica and Australia.

Stick around for a post-show talk with the company

February 24, 2018