Koresh Dance Company 5th Annual Come Together Dance Festival, Nov 14 – 18

Koresh Dance Company will once again unite over 40 dance innovators, audience favorites, and emerging artists this fall, in the 5th annual Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia. The Festival, which began in 2013, celebrates the diversity, creativity, and technical excellence of Philadelphia’s dance community. From November 14-18, 5 mixed programs will stage an eclectic range of styles, juxtaposing genres from hip hop, tap, and jazz to ballet, modern, contemporary dance, acrobatic physical theatre, and Latin dance.

Koresh Dance Company aims to increase access to dance and awareness of the city’s rich movement cultures by assembling these diverse dance artists in a single festival – at no cost to the Festival’s dancers. This festival is the only one of its kind highlighting dance in Philadelphia.

Over 100 dance companies were either invited or applied to participate in the 2018 Come Together Dance Festival. The final roster of 44 companies (3 more than in 2017) includes internationally acclaimed companies Ballet Inc., Brian Sanders’ JUNK,  Koresh Dance Company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Paul Taylor 2, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Rennie Harris Puremovement, RIOULT Dance NY among others. The Festival will also feature up-and-coming choreographers, as well as talented young dancers from the Rock School for Dance Education.

Headlining both local established companies and emerging talent, the Festival has also been called a taste of “serious Philly flava” (The Dance Journal).  In 2017, the Festival attracted audiences from 14 states and from across the city of Philadelphia. It is anticipated that over 1,500 people will attend this year’s Festival.

This festival gives the opportunity for emerging dance companies and choreographers to share a stage with internationally hailed dance companies. This 5-day dance celebration provides all featured companies with a forum to interact with each other and the community with a goal of cross pollination of ideas and audiences.  In an effort to expand the touring opportunities of Philadelphia based dance companies, KDC hosts dance presenters who can provide touring opportunities, as well as providing professionally photography and high resolution video to provide invaluable archival and promotional materials at no cost to the performers. This achieves both short term goals, providing smaller Philadelphia dance companies the opportunity to receive professional production and audience-building support, and long term, building local talent to sustain the future art communities of Philadelphia.

The Come Together Dance Festival attracts support from foundations dedicated to artistic and cultural development. This year’s Festival is supported by The Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.


Come Together Dance Festival
Wednesday, November 14, 7:30pm
Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm
Friday, November 16, 8pm
Saturday,November 17, 8pm
Sunday, November 18, 7pm
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street (Broad & Lombard), Philadelphia
Tickets: $35 Individual, $30 Seniors, $23 Students
Purchase: Suzanne Roberts Theatre box office: 215.985.0420 or online at https://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/on-stage/inresidence/


FEATURING
Ballet Inc., Brian Sanders’ JUNK, Koresh Dance Company, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, Paul Taylor 2, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company,
Rennie Harris Puremovement, and RIOULT Dance NY

WITH Alchemy Dance Company, Ali Kenner Brodsky, Ani / Malayaworks Dance, Art In Motion, Asya Zlatina and Dancers, Blythe Contemporary Ballet, Dancefusion, Diane Auriol, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell, Gary W Jeter II, Grace Dance Theater 2, I am Phresh, Jim Bunting Dance Company, JovoDance Productions, Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company, Kevan Sullivan (Lee Lund Alumni Company), Kristalyn Gill, Maria A Konrad, Maria Artim, Matthew Soojian, Megan Flynn Dance Company, mignolo dance, MVment, Nika Antuanette, Pantos Project Dance, Project Moshen Dance Company, Power Moves Dance Company, Putty Dance Project/ Lauren Putty White, SD| Prism Dance Theatre, SHARP Dance Company, Rock School for Dance Education, Tainan City Ballet, waheed works…a dance project, Winifred Haun & Dancers

FESTIVAL LINE UP

Wednesday, November 14 7:30pm
Brian Sanders’ JUNK
Koresh Dance Company
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company
Dancefusion
Kristalyn Gill
Matthew Soojian
Megan Flynn Dance Company
Power Moves Dance Company (PMDC)
waheed works…a dance project

Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm
Koresh Dance Company
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company
Alchemy Dance Company
Ani/Malayaworks
Asya Zlatina
Just Sole! Street Dance Theater Company
Nika Antuanette
The Rock School for Dance Education
SHARP Dance Company

Friday, November 16, 8pm
Brian Sanders’ JUNK
Koresh Dance Company
Blythe Contemporary Ballet
DiA Dance Company
Gary W Jeter II
SD|PRISM DANCE THEATRE | ELEVATE
Art in Motion
Winifred Haun & Dancers

Saturday, November 17, 8pm
Koresh Dance Company
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Pennsylvania Ballet
RIOULT Dance NY
ali kenner brodsky & co.
Evalina “Wally” Carbonell
Grace Dance Theater 2
Maria Artim Aerial DanceProductions
Pantos Project Dance

Sunday, November 18, 7pm
Ballet Inc.
Koresh Dance Company
Jim Bunting Dance Company
Kevan Sullivan and Dancers
Maria A Konrad
mignolo dance
MVment
Project Moshen Dance Company
Putty Dance Project/Lauren Putty White
Tainan City Ballet

 

 

 

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