Complexions Contemporary Ballet, a “matchless American dance company” (Philadelphia Inquirer), makes its Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts debut with three performance on April 14, 15 and 16, 2022, 7:30 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Remember to confirm with the website for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required).
The New York City-based company presents two works by Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director Dwight Rhoden, including the West Coast premiere of Snatched Back From the Edges, described by Rhoden as a piece that celebrates the strength and resilience of humanity. Set to an eclectic soundscape of music by Beethoven, Jon Batiste, Shirley Caesar, Tye Tribbett, Jessye Norman, Le’Andria Johnson and Aloe Blacc, it features a range of solos, partnering and ensemble work, building layers of dazzling movement. Additionally, Complexions performs StarDust, an “utterly transfixing” (Billboard) dance tribute to the life and music David Bowie – replete with glam rock-inspired costumes – set to some of the pop legend’s iconic hits. This bold, spectacular extravaganza has thrilled audiences around the globe since its debut in 2016. A post-performance talk-back with company members will be held immediately after the opening night performance on April 14, 2022.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet, noted for its technical precision, power and passion, is blazing a new path in the dance world with its groundbreaking mix of styles ranging from ballet to hip hop. Led by Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, “hailed as two of the greatest virtuosos ever to emerge from (Alvin) Ailey land” (The New York Times), Complexions has awakened audiences to an exciting original genre with its singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. With its stunningly gifted dancers and powerful choreography, the company has been featured on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance. It has presented its unique vision of human movement in more than 20 countries on five continents and well as to more than 20 million television viewers. “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).
The Wallis is closely monitoring the ever-changing local health and safety environment carefully and addressing known health factors at the moment. Should plans change and any performance be required to be postponed or cancelled or if venue capacity limitations are instituted, ticket holders will be notified immediately with options for their purchased tickets per The Wallis’ ticketing policies. Current Health & Safety Protocols and updates may also be accessed at TheWallis.org/Safety
Admission runs $39-$99 per person; CLICK HERE to purchase tickets, or call 310-746-4000;
What: Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Where: Bram Goldsmith Theater, The Wallis, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90210
When: April 14, 15 and 16, 2022, 7:30pm
Phone: 310-746-4000 (Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm)
Website: https://thewallis.org; https://www.complexionsdance.org