The curtain raises to the Koresh Dance Company clad in white for the celebratory work Home 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 ethereal, heavenly, sounds of the new. Enjoy both the sweeping circle patterns and gesture drawn from Israeli folk dance, as well as, stunning athleticism as the Koresh dancers seamlessly shift between classical, folk and pedestrian movement styles.
Koresh Dance Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1991, and is widely recognized for its superb technique and emotionally-compelling appeal.
Residency activities and performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.For more information, visit southarts.org.