“To create “Star Dust,” a love letter to David Bowie, choreographer Dwight Rhoden immersed himself in the man’s music. He listened at home, in the car, at the gym as he worked his way through decades of songs, personas and styles to select just a sliver of the works for the Complexions Contemporary Ballet’s production.
“The hardest part of what I had to do was pick the song list when I wanted to use everything I have heard and loved,” Rhoden said.
The choreographer’s work on the ballet began well before Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, 2016. Bowie’s music had long been a soundtrack in Rhoden’s life and he knew he wanted to create a ballet to that sound, but that he had begun in earnest just before Bowie’s death was a coincidence, he said.”
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