Complexions continues to break boundaries after 25 years

It’s hard to believe Complexions is celebrating their 25thanniversary.  Master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and legendary dancer Desmond Richardson founded the company in 1994 with a vision to fuse dance styles and cultures while breaking down confines of race, genre, time, and place.   And, a quarter of a century later, Complexions continues to literally perform its mission.  Not only is Complexion’s repertoire diverse, but it’s company members also personify this value.  Compared to most other dance companies (of any genre), Complexions is extremely varied in terms of both race and body type.  The dancers are free to show their individuality—a bright smile from Tatiana Melendez, tranquil technique from Thomas Dilley, and quirky beautiful shapes from Jillian Davis—and, because of these differences, moments when the company dances “as one” are more breath-taking than the precision of the Rockettes…READ MORE

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