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PHILADELPHIA, PA: Koresh Dance Company Celebrates 30 Years & Premieres "TikVAH"

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Koresh Dance Company Celebrates 30 Years & Premieres "TikVAH"


Koresh Dance Company


Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00pm daily through October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 6:00pm daily through October 23, 2021



Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company Celebrates 30 Years


October 21-24 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre


September 8, 2021 --- Koresh Dance Company is celebrating 30 years! Artistic Director Ronen ‘Roni’ Koresh will present a celebratory program that combines the world premiere of TikVAH and highlights from the past, October 21-24 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. After a period of darkness for the performing arts industry, Koresh is thrilled to retake the stage and celebrate the Company’s longevity as a cornerstone in Philadelphia’s cultural community. 

TikVAH, created in a time of pandemic, examines the themes of perseverance and innovation. TikVAH taken from “Petah Tikvah”, the city in Israel where Roni Koresh was born, means “opening for hope" in Hebrew. The work presents new ideas in deriving movement and inspiration for choreography as the company enters its 4th decade of creating new work.  The concept is simple – after 30 years can each dancer continue to grow and feed the company’s aesthetic, while honoring past influences?  The goal - to create a work that includes a diversity of movement, craft and inspiration. 

With this in mind, Mr. Koresh invited esteemed dance artists Yin Yue, Artistic Director of YY Dance Company and Raphael Xavier, Philadelphia-based choreographer and alumnus of Rennie Harris Puremovement, to the artistic process through a series of workshops and discussions. This collaboration sparked the creation of TikVAH.

Koresh also brings back beloved works from the first 30 years. A reminder of the where the company started and its journey to develop the “Koresh Style”. Roni infuses the clarity of the past with the uncertainty of the future emerging from pandemic and shaping the next 30 years (and beyond!).  A constant alliance of the inherent need to foster the new Good Old Days!

The creation of TikVAH has been made possible by the generosity of the Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. 




Location:        Suzanne Roberts Theatre

                        480 S. Broad Street

Dates:              30th Anniversary Home Season Performance

Thursday, October 21, 7:30pm*

                        Friday, October 22, 8pm*

                        Saturday, October 23, 8pm

Sunday, October 24, 6pm

*Post-show conversation with the artists. 


Tickets:          General $45

                  Student/Senior $35



Box Office: 215-985-0420


We are excited to get back to live performance at a theater! With today’s health concerns, and in hopes to curate a safe space, we have implemented the following health policies in response to COVID-19, in accordance with CDC and city guidelines/recommendations. All ticket holders must present proof of full vaccination status or negative PCR test within 72-hours to attend, with proper identification. All guests are required to be masked, covering nose and mouth, when inside the building. There will be no food and drink available for purchase to avoid the removal of ones mask

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