“I can’t remember the last time a dance company drew tears from me; this one did, several times.”
– Reading Eagle
Koresh Dance Company, founded in 1991, is widely recognized for its superb technique and emotionally-compelling appeal. The Company's interdisciplinary foundation promotes high-speed attack and gestural diversity drawn from Graham technique, Luigi jazz, classical ballet, hip hop and Israeli folk dance.
Their repertory will include Home, their celebratory work where 10 of the company's dancers appear clad in white, moving to the music of the Idan Raichel Project. This introductory piece sets the tone for this compelling work which juxtaposes Middle Eastern music with classical favorites, sharing with the audience both the grounded, driving, earthy rhythms of the old world with the heavenly sounds of the new world.
Enjoy both the sweeping circle patterns and gestures drawn from Israeli folk dance, as well as, stunning athleticism as the Koresh dancers seamlessly shift between classical, folk and pedestrian movement styles.