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Koresh Dance Company 30th Anniversary: TikVAH
October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on October 22, 2021 at 8:00 pm
One event on October 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm
One event on October 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Artistic Director Ronen ‘Roni’ Koresh will present a celebratory program that combines the world premiere of TikVAH and highlights from the past. 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 pandemics, 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 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 pandemics and shaping the next 30 years (and beyond!). A constant alliance of the inherent need to foster the new Good Old Days!
Seats will be limited to observe social distancing.
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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