‘Star Dust,‘ a Matchless American Dance Company
The first act of the evening will be Ballad Unto… set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. This piece rolls onto the stage with a bold and sprawling emotionality, as seven couples interact in an intimate abstraction of love.
Act Two of the evenings performance leads into Star Dust, a tribute to the genre bending innovation of David Bowie. With Bowie’s 40-plus year career and 25 albums, that stretch across musical borders—Star Dust pays homage to the iconic and chameleonic spirit of what can only be described as… Bowie. This ballet takes an array of his hits and lays a visual imprint, inspired by his unique personas and his restless invention artistically to create a rock opera style production in his honor.
Since its founding in 1994 by former Alvin Ailey star dancers Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions has dazzled audiences around the world with its fiercely kinetic movement and impassioned, almost superhuman, dancers. With a singular approach to combining technical precision, power and passion, the company transcends tradition in a revolutionary mix of styles, ranging from ballet to hip-hop. The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Complexions is poised to continue its mission to bring unity to the world one dance at a time, creating a continually evolving form of dance as an interrelated whole.
“Kahilu Theatre’s 37th Season, For the Love of Art, has brought an incredible quality of artistic expression from both our beautiful islands and across the globe,” said Executive Director Deb Goodwin. “Complexions Contemporary Ballet is sure to deliver to our audience a scintillating and stellar performance.”
Sponsored by Kate Bell and Tom Blackburn, this exhilarating program set to the music of J.S. Bach and David Bowie perform on the Kahilu Theatre stage Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $68/$48/$25 and can be purchased online, over the phone at (808) 885-6868 or in person at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road in Kamuela.