Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, director of Israel's Batsheva Dance Company, set his duet Passomezzo (1989) on the Koresh Dance Company for performances during the company's 2009–10 season. Naharin also taught a series of master classes in "Gaga," his signature dance technique, for the Philadelphia community. This is the first time Gaga had been taught in Philadelphia, offering the local dance community a rare opportunity to experience the technique as taught by its founder. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter proclaimed the opening night "Ohad Naharin Day" in honor of the renowned choreographer's work with Koresh Dance Company.
- Grants & GranteesBoris Charmatz: Levée des conflits
Acclaimed French choreographer and experimental dancer Boris Charmatz visited Philadelphia for a residency and public presentation of his performance piece for 24 dancers, Levée des conflits (Suspension of conflicts), at Drexel's Mandell Theater, co-presented by FringeArts, in combination with a series of interpretive programs.grant-contentboris-charmatz-levee-des-conflits
- EventPotluck and Dance Party with Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
WXPN's yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B. On Saturday, December 13, Zydeco Crossroads and Allons Danser welcome zydeco musicians Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys to Norristown's Holy Saviour Club for a holiday potluck and dance party.event-contentpotluck-and-dance-party-with-rosie-ledet-amp-amp-the-zydeco-playboys