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Ballet Tribute to David Bowie to Make New York City Premiere

By Maya Rajamani | December 28, 2016 3:38pm

CHELSEA — Let's dance. 

A ballet paying tribute to the “iconic and chameleonic spirit” of the late David Bowie is heading to New York for the first time.

For two weeks starting on Jan. 24, Complexions Contemporary Ballet will perform “Star Dust” — which “takes an array of Bowie’s hits and lays a visual imprint, inspired by his unique personas and his restless artistic invention" — at the Joyce Theater, the dance company announced.

The ballet features performances set to nine of Bowie’s songs, including “Life on Mars,” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide,” “Changes” and “Space Oddity.”

Credit: Breeann Birr

It premiered at Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in June, Billboard reported.

“We’re basically looking at honoring each song and bringing a visual concept in movement and characterization to them,” the dance company’s co-founder and co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden told the outlet.

“I think you’ll see a great love for the artist himself, and it’s really paying tribute to his incredibly wide-ranging career.”

“Star Dust” will be the second act at each performance, preceded by a work called “The Collage Series” the first week and an en pointe piece called “Ballad Unto…” set to the music of Bach the second week.

Tickets to the performances range in price from $10 to $66, and a full list of performances can be found on the theater's website.