COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet

Tue Nov 19 - Sun Dec 1

In its 30th Anniversary season, Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns celebrating decades of “highly committed artistry” (Dance Informa) under the direction of co-Founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson. During its two-week season at The Joyce, Complexions brings a retrospective suite honoring Rhoden’s choreographic legacy, featuring audience favorites Ave Maria, Growth, Naked Perfume, Mercy, Higher Ground, Star Dust, and other high-octane works with music ranging from Beethoven to Earth, Wind & Fire.

Company premieres include Rhoden’s take on Ravel’s masterful Bolero and a vibrant ensemble work set to the music of Sir Elton John. Quintet, a neoclassical work with an original score by David Rozenblatt, and But Not Broken, a new solo to music by Phillip Glass, also take the stage. Commemorating this landmark season, the company presents 30, an anniversary tribute ballet with spoken word written and performed by Resident PoetJournalist Aaron Dworkin.

Special Performances

Curtain Chat: Wed, Nov 20

Family Matinee: Sat, Nov 30