Musically, U2 and Johann Sebastian Bach might not have much in common, but in the latest interpretive dance program by artistic directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, you’ll find more similarities than differences as you watch the dancers glide and twirl to everything from Bono to Bach to the symphonies of Claude Debussy. The program opens with the New York premiere of Hissy Fits and also features four world-premiere pieces, including I Will Not Be Broken, performed to a traditional spiritual with stage and screen star S. Epatha Merkerson speaking, and Rise, a high-energy piece set to Bono’s crooning.

Nov. 29-30, 2008

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 19, 2008

Archive Highlights