Complexions Contemporary Ballet coming to the Embassy Theatre in May
Fort Wayne, Ind. (Mar. 7, 2022) – The Embassy Theatre is happy to announce that Complexions Contemporary Ballet will bring its performance of “WOKE” and “Love Rocks” to the Embassy Theatre on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Two master classes will be held on May 2 and 3 at 6 p.m. These events are co-presented by the Embassy Theatre and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective.
Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet has awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures. With gifted dancers and powerful choreography, Complexions represents one of the most recognized, diverse, inclusive, and respected performing arts brands in the world.
“Every spring since 1989, FWDC has brought professional dance companies to Fort Wayne to inspire, educate, entertain, and enhance the community. Complexions is a company that has prioritized breaking down cultural barriers while showcasing outstanding athleticism and artistic ability. It is crucial to both the growth of our community and the future of our youth, for organizations to do their part to give a voice to artists of all backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender identities. I can’t wait to see the impact that this year’s guests will have on our city!” said Mandie Kolkman, artistic director at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective.
The master classes will be taught by company members of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Classes will include a center floor warmup followed by movement/choreography from the company’s world-renowned repertoire.
Monday, May 2
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Beginning – Intermediate
0 – 2 years of dance experience
Tuesday, May 3
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Intermediate – Advanced
3+ years of dance experience
TICKETS are $25 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at fwembassytheatre.org, ticketmaster.com or at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To purchase the master class and performance package, patrons must visit or call the box office at (260) 424-5665. Package cost is $45 plus applicable fees.
May 2 master class ticketing link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/complexions-master-class-beginning-intermediate-fort-wayne-indiana-05-02-2022/event/05005C5CE09D5BD8
May 3 master class ticketing link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/complexions-master-class-intermediate-advanced-fort-wayne-indiana-05-03-2022/event/05005C5CE09E5BDB
Performance on May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Featured first in the program is “WOKE,” a physical reaction to the daily news. This is a bold and dynamic socially conscious one act ballet featuring the full company that examines our humanity in conjunction with today’s political climate. This piece features music by Kendrick Lamar that includes explicit lyrics that have been edited. Closing the evening is “Love Rocks,” a fun and thrilling piece set to the music of Grammy Award-winning Lenny Kravitz.
TICKETS are $35 adult and $25 student/veterans (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at fwembassytheatre.org, ticketmaster.com or at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WOKE and Love Rocks ticketing link: https://www.ticketmaster.com/complexions-fort-wayne-indiana-05-04-2022/event/05005C4AD485515C
Complexions Contemporary Ballet is presented by Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre and sponsored by In10sity Dance, Parrish Orthodontics, and Ortho NorthEast. The FWDC Guest Artist Residency is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Indiana Arts Commission.
Activities at the Embassy are made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.