“A matchless American dance company” (Philadelphia Inquirer), COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet in its 28th season is thrilled to return to The Joyce with its signature boundary breaking style. The evening features the world premiere of SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES, a stirring testament to the indelible human spirit set to a diverse soundtrack of spoken word from the film “Black is Beautiful,” and music ranging from Beethoven and Jessye Norman to Aloe Blac and gospel legends Shirley Cesar and Yolanda Adams. The company will present last season's retro-style ballet, LOVE ROCKS, with music by the iconic Lenny Kravitz. The roster also includes Truly, Madly, Deeply, a compilation of short vignettes and audience favorites that capture the infinite beauty and grit of the heart.
Curtain Chat: Wed, Nov 17
Family Matinee: Sat, Nov 20 at 2pm
Please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your performance time to allow for vaccination checks, security screenings, and ticket pick up.
Due to break-through COVID-19 cases detected within the company, and in prioritizing the health and safety of our audiences, staff, and performers, we are cancelling performances of COMPLEXIONS Contemporary Ballet starting Tuesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 28.
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Program A (Tue 11/16, Wed 11/17, Fri 11/19 & 11/26, Sat evening 11/20 & 11/27 performances)
SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES
Program B (Sat matinee 11/20 & 11/27, Sun matinee 11/21 & 11/28, Tue 11/23, and Wed 11/24 performances)
BACH 25 (Excerpt)
WORK IT OUT
Program C (Gala performance Thu 11/18)
SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES (Excerpts)
The Joyce is requiring audiences to be fully vaccinated and to wear masks at performances. Click here for our full health & safety protocols.
Commissioning support for Snatched Back from the Edges generously provided, in part, by The Joyce’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work.
Program A: 1 hour and 40 minutes including one intermission; Program B: 1 hour and 30 minutes including one intermission; Program C: 1 hour and 40 minutes including one intermission.