Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company

Image: Koresh dancers 8 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2011
Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts continues its 2011-2012 Dance season with the renowned Koresh Dance Company performing at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011. A post-performance Question & Answer session with Ronen Koresh, the company's choreographer and artistic director and members of the company, will also take place on the Quick Center stage. Known for their powerful and physical stage presence, Koresh Dance Company, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been hailed as a vital force to both national and international stages. Their repertoire of work ranges from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained. The Koresh style incorporates elements of jazz, modern, ballet and ethnic dance into a unique contemporary style. The company's original dance pieces break through boundaries of traditional choreography and offer audiences an exciting experience with performances that are as emotional as they are innovative.

Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen Koresh and his brother, executive director Alon Koresh. The company presents a repertory which includes over 60 works by Ronen Koresh as well as works by guest choreographers including Robert Battle, Donald Byrd and Itzik Galili.

For its Regina A. Quick Center appearance, Koresh Dance Company will be performing evolution , an evening-length original work choreographed by Ronen Koresh in 2009 (see them on YouTube ). "Language and art have remained essential to human nature throughout the ages," said Mr. Koresh. "The need for human expression is as universal as the need for replenishing ourselves through procreation. Expression is fundamental to the reasons for our existence, and to understand that expression in its purest form is to understand ourselves."

Image: Koresh dancers Koresh Dance Company's critically acclaimed dance performances attract an increasing number of audiences across the nation and abroad, and their performances have earned a for being passionate and exhibiting an outstanding technique. The company performs at festivals and performing arts centers around the country and has performed internationally, with tours that included Turkey, South Korea and Israel.

Single tickets for Koresh Dance Company performing at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2011, are $45, $40, and $35.

Tickets and subscriptions are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at fairfield.edu/quick .

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit fairfield.edu/quick

Posted On: 09-28-2011 11:09 AM

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