Complexions Contemporary Ballet Opens 26th Season with Performances at The Joyce Theater

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Announces 25th Anniversary Season in NYC

Exciting news from the Complexions Contemporary Ballet with the opening of their 26thseason at The Joyce Theater in New York City.

Taking place from anuary 21-February 2, 2020, the company under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, will present three programs over a two-week span featuring their signature dance style of athleticism, virtuosity, and passion.

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In the first week’s program (Program A), Complexions will present the world premiere of “Love Rocks,” a full company ballet set to works by the GRAMMY-Award winning singer and songwriter, Lenny Kravitz.  Inspired by his vision and eclectic musicianship, this piece will follow Kravitz’s musical exploration where his lush melodies and retro musical style lay a foundation for passionate storytelling through edgy, athletic and theatrical movement as we examine our humanity and its vulnerability.

Returning this season due to popular demand is “BACH 25.” Set to the music of Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the work features the full company in continuous movement to the Baroque composers’ dramatic compositions. A festive, athletic, neo- classical work in the signature style of Complexions; this romantic, playful, and intensely physical piece celebrates the union of music and movement.

In the second week (Program B), the company will reprise “WOKE,” a physical reaction to the daily news. A bold and dynamic socially conscious one act ballet featuring the full company that examines our humanity in conjunction with today’s political climate. Set to an eclectic musical track that runs the gamut from electronica to rap, this work is inspired by the enlightened awareness and challenging moral compass of today’s generation. “BACH 25” will also be a part of this program.

All matinee programs will feature “Love Rocks” and “Essential Parts,” a compilation of audience favorites spanning the 26-year history of the company along with a new world premiere solo.  Highlights includes excerpts from classics such as “Rise” featuring the music of U2 (2008), and “Choke” (2006), among other audience favorites.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Takes Place During the Following Dates/Times:

DATE

TIME

PROGRAM

Tuesday, January 21 7:30 PM Program A
Wednesday, January 22 7:30 PM Program A
Thursday, January 23 7:00 PM Gala
Friday, January 24 8:00 PM Program A
Saturday, January 25 2:00 PM Matinee
Saturday, January 25 8:00 PM Program A
Sunday, January 26 2:00 PM Matinee
Sunday, January 26 7:30 PM Program A
Monday, January 27 CLOSED CLOSED
Tuesday, January 28 7:30 PM Program B
Wednesday, January 39 7:30 PM Program B
Thursday, January 30 8:00 PM Program B
Friday, January 31 8:00 PM Program B
Saturday, February 1 2:00 PM Matinee
Saturday, February 1 8:00 PM Program B
Sunday, February 2 2:00 PM Matinee

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Programs

PROGRAM A 

Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30pm; Friday, January 24 at 8pm; Saturday, January 25 at 8pm; Sunday, January 26 at 7:30pm

ACT 1

BACH 25 (2018)

Choreography – Dwight Rhoden

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

ACT 2

LOVE ROCKS

Featuring music of Rock icon Lenny Kravitz (World Premiere)

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Lenny Kravitz


PROGRAM B 

Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30pm; Thursday, January 30 at 8pm; Friday, January 31at 8pm; Saturday, February 1 at 8p

ACT 1

BACH 25 (2018)

Choreography – Dwight Rhoden

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

ACT 2

WOKE 

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Various Electronica, Rap, Soul and African drumming

MATINEE PROGRAM

Saturday, January 25 at 2pm; Sunday, January 26 at 2pm; Saturday, February 1 at 2pm; Sunday, February 2 at 2pm

ACT 1

Essential Parts: A compilation of excerpts from Complexions’ repertoire

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Various

ACT 2

LOVE ROCKS

Featuring music of Rock icon Lenny Kravitz (World Premiere)

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Lenny Kravitz

GALA PROGRAM 

January 23 at 7:00pm

ACT 1

Performances by pre-professional students from Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s Education Programs

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Various

ACT 2

Excerpts from current season (TBD)

LOVE ROCKS

Featuring music of Rock icon Lenny Kravitz

(World Premiere)

Choreography: Dwight Rhoden

Music: Lenny Kravitz

 

Tickets range from $20 to $65 and can be purchased online at www.Joyce.org. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 212-242-0800. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (at the corner of 19th Street), New York, NY 10011.

 

 

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