STAR DUST By COMPLEXIONS is a HIT!
The verdict is in...
Complexions Contemporary Ballet's tribute
to David Bowie is
a BIG HIT!
For 3 nights in a row the Kennedy Center was on their feet as Complexions' Star Dust closed the Ballet Across America series curated by Misty Copeland. Following D.C., the New Orleans Ballet Association presented Complexions in their new show, From Bach to Bowie, at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in front of a SOLD OUT and enthusiastic crowd.
Review by Sarah Kaufman | April 23, 2017
"This was simply one of the most exciting performances I’ve seen on the dance series, less a rock ballet than a rock concert, with Complexions’ extraordinary male dancers strutting right to the lip of the stage to lip-sync “Changes,” “Life on Mars” and other songs while the ensemble twisted and pranced behind them, and the whole work gobbling space with huge appetite. Rhoden is not only an inventive and fearless choreographer, he’s also a gifted traffic cop. Deft crowd management was a plus here."
Review by Hilary Stroh | April 20, 2017
"Founded in 1994 by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, the company is at the forfront of fusion dance, blurring and indeed breaking down barriers between styles. Marrying the music of David Bowie to the pulsing robustness of classically-trained dancers not afraid to do something differenct, Star Dust was exceptionally appealing. It is a dazzling compilation of movement and expressivity to nine of Bowie's songs from different periods."
Review by Joe Lynch | January 26, 2017
"I looked around a few times and can honestly say I've never seen more people smiling (or fighting the urge to break into dance) at a ballet. When it ended, the audience was practically ravenous for more."