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Center for the Arts Presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Sponsored by Lisa Smith Wengler, Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform at Smothers Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m.
The program will include "Moon Over Jupiter" and "Rise" by Dwight Rhoden, as well as "Recur" by Jae Man Joo.This project received support from the California Arts Council; WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Complexions founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson believe that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be a single style, period, venue, or culture, this relatively young company transcends them all, creating an open, continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world—and all its constituent cultures—as an interrelated whole.
Founded in 1994, Complexions has received numerous awards, including The New York Times' "Critics Choice" Award. It has appeared throughout the US, including at the Joyce Theatre, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Music Center in Los Angeles, and the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
The Company has appeared at major European dance festivals, including Italy's Festival of Dance for four consecutive years, the Ile de Danse Festival in Paris, the Maison de la Danse Festival in Lyon, the Holland Dance Festival, Steps International Dance Festival in Switzerland, Łódź Biennale, Warsaw Ballet Festival, Kraków Spring Ballet Festival, the Dance Festival of Canary Islands/Spain, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur in Canada, and in Korea, Spain, and Australia.
For more information, visit the Center for the Arts website.