NYC JOYCE SEASON JANUARY 21- FEBRUARY 2, 2020
Artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson serve up thought-provoking and entertaining contemporary ballet performed by “utterly transfixing” (Billboard Magazine) dancers. The company presents three dynamic programs over a two-week span. Season 26 opens with a world premiere entitled LOVE ROCKS - a full company ballet set to works by the iconic Lenny Kravitz. Back by popular demand - WOKE, a “galvanizing protest rally of a ballet” (Hyperallergic), features the music of Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, and Logic. Rounding out the program, the athletic and celebratory BACH 25 and ESSENTIAL PARTS a selection of audience favorites set to scores ranging from Chopin to Stevie Wonder.
LOVE ROCKS *World Premiere
Music by Lenny Kravitz
Choreography by Dwight Rhoden
Complexions will present the world premiere of LOVE ROCKS a full company ballet set to works by the iconic GRAMMY Award winning singer and songwriter, Lenny Kravitz. Inspired by his vision and eclectic musicianship, this piece will follow Kravitz’s musical exploration where his lush melodies and retro musical style lay a foundation for passionate storytelling through edgy, athletic and theatrical movement as we examine our humanity and its vulnerability.