Complexions ballet comes to South Florida

Former Alvin Ailey dancers bring unique show

Miami Times staff report | 2/6/2014, 9 a.m.
COMPLEXIONS 8 P.M., SAT., FEB. 8 South Miami Cultural Arts Center

According to artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson the world has become more fluid, changeable and culturally interconnected than ever before--similar to their ballet, Complexions.

In the 19 years since its inception, the troupe of 14 dancers have brought their unique brand of contemporary dance to the world with their groundbreaking mix of methods, styles and cultures that challenge traditional ideas.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s (CCB) will be performing at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on Saturday, February 8th at 8 p.m. 

The evening’s program includes three recent dances: Moon Over Jupiter (2010) choreographed by Dwight Rhoden (Resident Choreographer) and set to music by Rachmaninov; Recur (2013, New York Premiere) choreographed by Jae Man Joo (Associate Artistic Director); and Innervisions (2013, World Premiere) also choreographed by Rhoden featuring a suite of Stevie Wonder songs.

Founded by two former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members in 1994, Complexions has created an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement over the past decade-and-a-half. Rhoden and Richardson's troupe is reflective of their lifelong appreciation for the artistic and aesthetic appeal of the multi-cultural singular approach to dance.

Complexions has received numerous awards and appeared throughout the US, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music‘s/NY, the Mahalia Jackson Performance Arts Center in New Orleans, the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, the Music Center in Los Angeles, the Winspear Opera House/Dallas, New Victory Theater/NY, & Music Hall/Detroit.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.    

For more information: Tickets range from $22.50-$45 and can be purchased at www.smdcac.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. FREE parking is available.