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Complexions Contemporary Ballet

April 11, 2025 • 7 PM

Merrill Auditorium


"Companies like Complexions are game-changing: they’re forging a path for what ballet can be instead of what it historically has been."

Rooted in a rich Alvin Ailey lineage with a cadre of 16 stunning dancers, Complexions Contemporary Ballet is hailed as a “matchless American dance company” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and “game changing” by London’s The Guardian. Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions awakens audiences worldwide to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach to reinventing contemporary ballet. Along with signature repertoire, the gorgeous and athletic company shares their 2019 work “Woke,” a potent and moving ballet that employs the music of Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, and others to convey a message of social consciousness. 


FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2025 – 7 PM


RUNTIME: Coming soon


TICKETS: $30 • $45 • $55 • $65

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Wheelchair accessible. Assistive Listening Devices available. Read more about accessibility at Merrill Auditorium. May contain atmospheric haze and flashing lights. Ear protection available upon request. 

This is a nonverbal performance. ASL available upon request.

Supported By

Francesca Galluccio-Steele and Phil Steele

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