Coming off the momentum of their 20th Anniversary, Philadelphia’s Koresh Dance Company presents another stunning program this spring at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. The show will feature three new works by artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh: Bolero, Out/line and The Heart. Building upon an already impressive body of work, Roni will close out the season with a multi-faceted program that is both classical and contemporary. Five performances will be held from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29.
The evening’s highlight will be Bolero, Roni’s interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s most renowned musical composition. Roni is not the first artist to work with Bolero as he joins a long list of esteemed choreographers who have tackled this challenging piece of music. Roni’s choreography reflects the repetitive and insistent quality of the music. The dancers never stop as movement is continuously layered, creating energy that intensifies to the piece’s final climax.
In Out/line, Roni explores the inherent value of living as a community. The piece analyzes how our choices either make us stronger or tear us apart when the world seems to be caving in. If we stubbornly put our own wants first and fail to recognize the need we have for society, integrity and compassion is lost. Set to original music by local composer Jonathan Bowles, the industrial score is a driving force behind Roni’s raw and uncut choreography.
In The Heart, Roni takes his inspiration from a poem by Karl Mullen: “The stars, they know us all by name, they know where we live . . . and one day, they’ll come for a visit.” Roni and Karl have collaborated on several occasions in the past and enjoy sharing in the creative process. The piece is uplifting, humorous and even magical at times, a departure from the rest of the program.
About Koresh Dance Company
In 1991, Roni Koresh founded Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia. Twenty years later, the company has has become a leading force on the dance scene – locally, nationally and internationally. Roni has developed a vast repertoire of work and his Israeli heritage continues to differentiate the company. The raw passion that is infused into his movement leaves audiences dazzled year after year. The company has also left an indelible mark on Philadelphia through the Koresh School of Dance that offers professional dance training and several outreach programs. Through performance, instruction and community outreach, Koresh is making it known to the world that Philadelphia fosters creative excellence.
Koresh Dance Company 2012 Spring Season
Thursday, April 26 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 27 at 8pm (post-performance Q & A)
Saturday, April 28 at 2pm
Saturday, April 28 at 8pm (post-performance Q & A)
Sunday, April 29 at 7pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: $25-35 available online at http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/tickets/buy-tickets/
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