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Koresh Dance Company: Celebrating 30 Years (June 26-July 13)

Koresh Dance Company: Celebrating 30 Years (June 26-July 13)


Koresh Dance Company




Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm daily through June 28, 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 6:00pm daily through July 5, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:00pm daily through July 5, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 8:00pm daily through July 5, 2020



Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company Celebrates 30 Years with WEEKEND PERFORMANCE STREAMINGS and Q&As June 22, 2020  

Until we can dance for you again at the theater, we are committed to sharing the joy and beauty of dance from our screen to yours. Fall in love with Koresh Dance Company all over again….with ALL ACCESS virtually! Join us as we reflect and celebrate the past 30 years through a series of performance features and live streamed conversations with Artistic Director, Roni Koresh.

Upcoming performance features include… JUNE 26-28 Hidden Drives (2007)

Choreography by Roni Koresh

Lighting by Robb Anderson

Costume Design by Hiroshi Iwasaki

When I asked my friend Bart Brooks, “What does Hidden Drives mean to you?” he replied, laughing, “All my drives are hidden. That’s why I’m so unhappy.”

Performance Access: Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28 https://vimeo.com/410745656

Conversations with Roni Koresh Sunday, June 28 @ 6pm Live on our Facebook and Instagram pages

JULY 3-5 Theater of Public Secrets (2008)

Choreography by Roni Koresh

Lighting by Robb Anderson -more

Through a series of short stories, Theater of Public Secrets exposes private lives - some dramatic and painful- some comical. All in all – the work reveals life displayed in all its complexities and beauty. Deni Kasrel of Philadelphia City Paper described Theater of Public Secrets “Both playful and achingly poignant”

Performance Access: Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 https://vimeo.com/429377432

Conversations with Roni Koresh Sunday, July 5 @ 6pm Live on our Facebook and Instagram pages

JULY 10-12 Come Together (2013)

Choreography by Roni Koresh

Come Together takes the audience on a musical journey with composers from Israel and Turkey set alongside Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel and more. The piece's compelling work juxtaposes Middle Eastern music with classical favorites, sharing with the audience both the grounded, driving, earthy rhythms of the old world with the ethereal, heavenly, sounds of the new. Audiences will enjoy the sweeping circle patterns and gestures drawn from Israeli folk dance, as well as the stunning athleticism displayed by the Koresh dancers as they seamlessly shift between classical, folk, and pedestrian movements.

Performance Access: Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12

Conversations with Roni Koresh Sunday, July 12 @ 6pm Live on our Facebook and Instagram pages MEDIA

Celebrating 30 series: koreshdance.org/celebrating-30

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ARTISTS About Artistic Director Ronen Koresh Ronen (Roni) Koresh was born and raised in Israel. He received early dance training from his mother, a folk dancer in the Yemenite tradition, and from teachers Alida Gera, Micha Deri, Nira Paz and Moshe Romano. Koresh joined Martha Graham’s Batsheva 2 Dance Company before enlisting for 3 years in the Israeli army. In 1983, he moved to New York to study with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He began performing with Shimon Braun’s Waves Jazz Dance Company in Philadelphia, and in 1991, founded Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia, followed by the Koresh School of Dance in 1993. Koresh has established a repertoire of over 60 works and develops 2 to 3 new works each year. These have included commissions for the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Giordano Dane Chicago, GroundWorks Dance Theatre, Las Vegas Contemporary, Odyssey Dance Theatre, Spectrum Dance Theater, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Celebration, the dancers of MADCO (commissioned for St. Louis’ New Dance Horizons series), Point Park University, Jacksonville University, East Carolina University, and Giordano Dance Chicago, as well as mentoring students at performing arts high schools across the country. Koresh had been on the faculty at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts for 30 years since 1986, teaches master classes across the country, and participates in festivals including Jacob’s Pillow and the Northwest National Dance Project. Recipient of a Philadelphia dance community Rocky Award from FringeArts and Dance/USA Philadelphia, Koresh is an avid collaborator and supporter of emerging artists. His interdisciplinary works have been supported by multi-year fellowships and grants from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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