Known for its ability to seamlessly blend contemporary dance with ballet as well as for the abilities of its dynamic dancers, Complexions Ballet Company arrives for one night only. Led by choreographer Dwight Rhoden, who has more than 80 dances under his belt, the troupe brings two works that earned strong reviews when as they launched the ensemble’s 25th anniversary season in New York earlier this year. The SoCal premiere this visit is WOKE, described by Rhoden as a physical response to the daily news with segments set to a remix of music from Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Diplo and others. The second work marks the return of STARDUST, Rhoden’s popular 2016 tribute to the music and genius of David Bowie.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Cal State University Long Beach, 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach; Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $55. carpenterarts.org. —Ann Haskins