DWIGHT RHODEN DESMOND RICHARDSON
Q: WHAT IS THE COMPLEXIONS DANCE PHILOSOPHY?
A: Since the inception of COMPLEXIONS in 1994, founding Co-Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson have set over 80 works for the Company and toured across the globe with great acclaim. Audiences everywhere ask, “How do you get dancers to move like that?” Their philosophy has always encouraged a strong technical foundation, physicality and versatility, coupled with an artist’s uniqueness, individuality and passion.
Dwight Rhoden: "The Dancers of the 21st Century must be proficient, open and willing to step outside of their comfort zone",
Desmond Richardson: "Dancers today have amazing abilities, their technical prowess is at an all time high, what we strive to do is help each dancer reach beyond the basic movement for a deeper meaning"
Complexions has carved out a unique style of movement which challenges a Dancer's typical ideas and pushes both themselves and their art form forward. Rhoden and Richardson have worked with many of today’s premiere artists and have set works on various companies around the world. In doing this they have observed the need to increase the dialogue between classical ballet and contemporary dance. Today's choreographers ask dancers to execute movement at extreme angles in unconventional lines with speed, precision and control. The Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive helps dancers to articulate the connection between all types of movement from very classical to the most contemporary styles of movement.
Q: DOES COMPLEXIONS PROVIDE HOUSING?
A: COMPLEXIONS does not provide housing nor assist in finding accommodations during the Summer Intensive. CLICK HERE for a list of housing recommendations.
Q: WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT?
A: LGA, JFK, and Newark.
Q: HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE IN EACH DIVISION?
A: Division 1 & 2 will be 80 students. Division 3 will be 40 students.
Q: ARE THERE LEVELS IN EACH DIVISION?
A: For the Summer Intensive, Division 1 & 2 will be split into two groups. On the first day of each week there will be a placement class.
For the Winter Intensive, there will be two division:
Ages 13 to 17 and 17 above
Q: WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
A: CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY If you are accepted to any of Complexions Summer Intensive programs and you have to cancel your enrollment, fees that have been paid will be refunded in the following manner:
Prior to May 15th - Full Refund
Between May 15th and June 1st - 25% return of your total funds paid
After June 1st - All fees are NON REFUNDABLE