For the next event of its Ovations!
series, the Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will feature a
performance by the world touring Koresh Dance Company. This one-night-only event
will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium
of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
Founded in 1991 by Israeli-born
choreographer and artistic director Ronen Koresh, this troupe has grown to
become one the world’s top dance companies with a reputation for technically
superb dancers and engaging, passionate performances. They tour extensively
across the nation and abroad, continuing to attract increasing audiences of all
Roni Koresh does not label his
choreography as jazz; but, during the past two decades, he has drawn heavily
upon that lexicon and its presentational, display-oriented style. Koresh’s
fusion of jazz with ballet and modern dance elements is fast, fierce, linear,
and relentless. To achieve it, his performers are athletic, elastic, and
committed to choreography’s driving rhythms and intense physical demands.
In addition to performances, Koresh
Dance Company is equally committed to community building and outreach. While on
tour, the company provides diverse outreach offerings that connect with dancers
and non-dancers alike.
This performance will be the
culmination of three extended visits by Koresh to Indiana over the past several
months, which included working with students at Indiana Area Junior High School
and IUP. One of the pieces to be performed on the Fisher stage, “Wet Stones
Full of Light” with music recorded by LeTrio Joubran, will combine the Koresh
dancers with selected members of the IUP Dance Theater.
Tickets for this November 7 event
are available now at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus
or online at IUP Tickets. They can also be purchased by calling the HUB
ticket office at (724) 257-1313. Remaining tickets can be purchased at the door
starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $24 for
regular admission, $20 for senior citizens and groups, and $12 for students or
More information on this and other
events within the Lively Arts is available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by
calling (724) 357-2787.
The Ovations! series is funded, in
part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants,
and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the
College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits
annually. Additional funding for this project as been provided by Pennsylvania
Performing Arts on Tour.
November 7, 20138:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
Known for its engaging performance and technically superb dancers, Koresh Dance Company’s critically acclaimed work continues to attract increasingly large audiences. Over the years, Roni Koresh, the school’s founder, has developed a vast repertoire of work that ranges from explosive and passionate, to intimate and restrained.
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