Plenty to do this week

Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 12:26 a.m.


After performing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in the 1990s, dancers Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden set out to change the complexion of dance with a multicultural approach that removes boundaries as it embraces the cultures — and movements — of the world. On Wednesday, their Complexions Contemporary Ballet company begins a new tour of the U.S. and France with a performance at the Phillips Center.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $28.50-$44.50. (392-2787)


Touting the jaw-dropping moves that made them winners on NBC’s “Superstars of Dance,” the Los Angeles hip-hop troupe Groovaloo brings its dazzling street styles to the Phillips Center on Friday. Expect movements that ripple like ocean waves and spin like corkscrews joined by doses of spoken-word poetry that blur the line between theater and dance.

Groovaloo: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $28.50-$44.50. (392-2787)


At the age of 3, each of the five sons and daughters of Keith and Lisa Brown in Utah showed interest and talent in the piano, and by age 9, each had debuted with a symphony orchestra. Now in their 20s and comprising the hit ensemble The 5 Browns, the five pianists, who will perform Thursday at the Phillips Center, have wowed audiences with a repertoire ranging from “Rhapsody in Blue” to Rachmaninoff and have scored two No. 1 classical albums. They’ve also been featured on “Oprah,” “60 Minutes” and in People magazine, which dubbed them the “Fab Five.”

The 5 Browns: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $23.50-$50. (392-2787)

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