9 - 12 May - Thurs to Sat, 7.30pm, Sat & Sun, 1pm

Direct from New York and celebrating their 25th anniversary, Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to Auckland with their distinctive brand of passion, skill and pure physicality.

Performing their acclaimed work Bach to Bowie, sixteen of Complexions phenomenal dancers, led by world renowned chorographer Dwight Rhoden and dance virtuoso Desmond Richardson, will take to The Civic stage for five breath-taking performances.

‘...the dancers of Complexions are utterly transfixing’ – Billboard Magazine, USA

Bach to Bowie is set across in two acts:

Bach 25
A sublime fusion of contemporary dance and ballet technique. Bach 25 exquisitely showcases the company’s technical perfection, musicality and versatility.

Star Dust 

A dazzling homage to the iconic and chameleon spirit of David Bowie, fusing some of his greatest hits to create a rock-inspired ballet in Bowie’s honour. The music includes ‘Space Oddity’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Young Americans’, ‘Life on Mars’, ‘Let’s Dance’ and more.

‘...mind-blowing performances...a must-see’ – Broadway World, USA

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Founded in 1994 by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden and the legendary dancer Desmond Richardson, with a singular approach to reinventing dance through a ground-breaking mix of methods, styles and cultures.

Today, Complexions represents one of the most recognised and respected performing arts brands in the world. Having presented an entirely new and exciting vision of human movement in over 20 countries on five continents, and to over 20-million television viewers and thousands of live audiences across the globe.

Premium Elite $125*, includes souvenir program, house beverage and priority bar queue

Premium $84.90*

Student Groups $10**

*STUDENT GROUP PRICE: One adult per 10 student tickets. Available all shows except Sat 11 May, 7.30pm. Limited seats available. To book student call Ticketmaster Groups:(09) 970 9745 or

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*service fees apply




$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019