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.

A matchless American dance company

- The Philadelphia Enquirer, USA

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

Bach to Bowie is set across in two acts: 

Bach 25 (35 minutes)
A sublime fusion of contemporary dance and ballet technique. Bach 25 exquisitely showcases the company’s technical perfection, musicality and versatility.  

Star Dust (42 min) 
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. 

New York's Complexions Contemporary Ballet

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.


Ticket Pricing

Ticket Prices

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

Premium Elite
Includes a souvenir programme, one house beverage and priority bar queuing.

Premium Elite ticket holders

We would like to remind you of your Premium Elite ticket benefits:

  • A Premium Elite priority queue will be located at the main theatre bar, on the Stalls level of The Civic.  It will be signed, stanchioned and with a red carpet to clearly indicate where you can pick up your Premium Elite house beverage and souvenir programme.
  • When you arrive at The Civic please show your ticket to the usher located inside the main foyer and they will direct you to main bar area for the priority queue.
  • Please note your Complexions ticket stub includes a voucher for your house beverage and souvenir programme – you will need to show your show ticket to the bar staff.  
  • The priority queue will be open 60 minutes prior to the performance and also during the show interval for Premium Elite ticket holders to purchase any other beverages and nibbles at the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the performance.

Student tickets only $10*

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

  • One ticket per student. 
  • Bookings can be made online, phone and at box office.  
  • Ticket collection will be at The Civic Box Office only from 60 minutes prior to the performance.
  • Must show student ID to collect your ticket,
  • Available all shows but Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm. 
  • Limited seats available. 
  • Service fees apply.

Once on Ticketmaster page for Complexions

  1. Click on the 2 Ticket tab
  2. Chose Quantity:  Click minus sign to 1
  3. Student ticket can then be viewed 
  4. Price is $12.50 - $10 ticket plus service fees