Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to The Joyce for its 15th Anniversary Season with two exhilarating programs featuring world premieres and repertory favorites. Artistic Directors of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson highlight the company’s explosive signature style and dynamic range of music: gospel, Chopin, 80’s pop, an original score by jazz composer David Rozenblatt and more.
In the program notes, Rhoden describes his 2008 work Rise, which is set to the iconic sounds of U2: “Rise explores the dizzying journey of life in all its complexity and ecstasy. The songs of U2 that have become the anthems of a generation give voice to the challenges and triumphs encountered by a group of voyagers in a dream-world where imagination and love prevail. With its euphoric physicality and highly energized movement, Rise invites audiences to believe all over again in the power of love.”