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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-7211
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97 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 11 2008

WOW!! What amazing talent!! A well delivered true dance showcase. I would definitely see this company again and recommend to others to see. A great evening of dance!!

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60 reviews
44 stars
attended Apr 11 2008

Excellent opening number (Program A). Obviously a top notch company. Dancers had great energy and impeccable technique. Choreography was sometimes brilliant -- not always. But oh my, that "Moody Booty Blues" number was HOT HOT HOT!

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58 reviews
291 stars
attended Apr 13 2008

Our seats were close and perfect!!! It is so easy and convienent ordering tickets. The Ballet was wonderful, the male dancers were beautiful. I loved the tribute to Nina Simone

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Quotes & Highlights

“Complexions seduces you with explosive energy…it’s hard not to be astonished by the technical prowess of these extraordinary dancers” —Dance Insider

Description

Program A features the Southern California premiere of Loose Change, a dramatic solo created for Richardson by actor Taye Diggs and Rhoden’s Chapters, set to the timeless music of Marvin Gaye with songs like “What’s Going On” and “I Want You.” Program B includes Pretty Gritty Suite, a homage to the music of Nina Simone with soulful classics like “Feelin’ Good” and “I Put a Spell on You.” This program also features Richardson in the graceful solo _Lament, _and Bound by guest choreographer Nicolo Forti.

Both programs include Rhoden’s Dear Frederic, set to Chopin, and Moody Booty Blues.

Pre-Performance Lectures: Jodie Gates, Founder/Artistic Director of the Laguna Dance Festival, Professor of Dance UC Irvine and former Rehearsal Director for Complexions, leads pre-performance discussions beginning one hour prior to each performance in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Grand Hall.

*PROGRAM A: Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

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Act I*

Dear Frederic (2007): Dense, layered, beautiful, witty, mathematical, extreme and emotional…these contrasts, dynamics, and wide range of colors are the reason for the choreographer’s attraction to the music of Chopin. This new work, Dear Frederic, is an investigation of freedom within form. It explores the choreographer’s fascination with the whimsy that Chopin creates within a structural framework, which produces the capricious nature of his music.

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Frederic Chopin

Music performed by Henry Wong Doe

Performed by Christina Dooling, Wendy White Sasser, Karah Abiog, Christie Partelow, Sabra Perry, Bryan Arias, William Cannon, Gary W. Jeter II, Juan Rodriguez and Clifford C. Williams

Act II

Gone (2000): _Gone _is a trio for three men about brotherhood, survival and the struggle to live through conflict

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Vera Hall

Music performed by: Odetta (The Tradition Masters, Tradition Records)

Performed by Gary W. Jeter II, Jeremy Nedd, Bryan Arias

Gravity (2007)

Choreography by: Dwight Rhoden

Lighting Design by: Michael Korsch

Music by John Mayer

Performed by Karah Abiog and Juan Rodriguez

Loose Change (2007)

Choreography by Taye Diggs

Music by David Ryan Harris

Performed by Desmond Richardson

Moody Booty Blues (2006)

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Roy Buchanan, “When a Guitar Plays the Blues”

Performed by Clifford Williams, Ron Todorowski, William Cannon, Elysia Dawn, Christie Partelow

Lux

(2007)

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Eric Whitacre

Music performed by Turtle Creek Chorale

Performed by Kimi Nakaidoh, Sabra Perry, Wendy White

Act III

Chapters Suite (excerpt) (2007)

Choreography by: Dwight Rhoden

Music by Marvin Gaye

Performed by The Company

PROGRAM B: Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 13 at 2:00pm

Act I

Dear Frederic (2007): Dense, layered, beautiful, witty, mathematical, extreme and emotional…these contrasts, dynamics, and wide range of colors are the reason for the choreographer’s attraction to the music of Chopin. This new work, Dear Frederic, is an investigation of freedom within form. It explores the choreographer’s fascination with the whimsy that Chopin creates within a structural framework, which produces the capricious nature of his music.

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Frederic Chopin

Music performed by Henry Wong Doe

Performed by Christina Dooling, Wendy White Sasser, Karah Abiog, Christie Partelow, Sabra Perry, Bryan Arias, William Cannon, Gary W. Jeter II, Juan Rodriguez and Clifford C. Williams

Act II

Lament (2000)

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Caroline Worthington and Charles Veal Jr.

Performed by Desmond Richardson

Moody Booty Blues (2006)

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Music by Roy Buchanan, “When a Guitar Plays the Blues”; Muddy Waters, “Mannish Boy”; Son House, “Grinnin In Your Face”; Steve Ray Vaughan, “Love Struck Baby”

Performed by Gary W. Jeter II, Ron Todorowski, Bryan Arias, Christina Dooling, Christie Partelow

Bound (2007)

Choreography by Nicolo Fonte

Music by Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel

Performed by Sabra Perry, Juan Rodriguez, and Clifford C. Williams

Act III

Pretty Gritty Suite (2004): A tribute to the beauty, range and power of the music of Nina Simone.

Choreography by Dwight Rhoden

Performed by The Company

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