Thursday Oct 21, 2021 7:30 pm
STAR DUST From Bach to David Bowie
Choreography by Dwight Rhoden
Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Founded by former members of Alvin Ailey, Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, the company has been featured on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance.
Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet has awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. With stunning gifted dancers and powerful choreography, Complexions’ has been hailed as a “matchless American dance company” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. This season the company brings an exhilarating program set to music from Bach to Bowie to the Vilar Performing Arts Center. Star Dust is an “utterly transfixing” tribute to the life and music of David Bowie, full of glitter and glam. “Companies like Complexions are game-changing: they’re forging a path for what ballet can be instead of what it historically has been.”- The Guardian
For this program, Complexions presents Bach to Bowie, a tribute to two fantastic artists who each founded his own musical hemisphere. The program starts with Bach 25, an exploration of love and alliances, featuring music by Johann Sebastian Bach. After intermission, audiences will enjoy STAR DUST, dedicated to the one and only David Bowie. Star Dust is an “utterly transfixing” (Billboard) dance tribute to the life and music of Bowie, featuring his beloved hits and glam rock-inspired costumes transformed by the award-winning company into powerful, poignant movement.
“…sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super-dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state…” —Dance Magazine
“Hailed as two of the greatest virtuosos ever to emerge from Ailey land—Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson.” —The New York Times
RESERVED SEATING | $68
STUDENT | $25
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PAY YOUR AGE [19-30 yrs] This show is part of our Pay Your Age community arts access program. This winter, the VPAC is inviting 19-30 year olds to ‘Pay Your Age’ on select performances. To purchase you must do in person at the VPAC box office with valid proof of ID. Questions? Give us a call at 970.845.8497 or email firstname.lastname@example.org