Koresh Dance Company

Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Known for its high energy performances, the company is dedicated to the enrichment and advancement of the Philadelphia cultural community. Award support from the Center has been primarily directed to help the company bring new work to Philadelphia by eminent choreographers from outside the region, Europe, and the Middle East, both impacting audiences and extending the performance range of company dancers.

References

The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.

A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78 is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers. In this excerpt from the forthcoming multimedia online publication, dance critic and historian Suzanne Carbonneau reflects on beauty as refusal in Childs’ work.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Chris joined Portland Center Stage as artistic director in May 2000. Before coming to Portland, he was artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in 1988.

The fourth iteration of danceworkbook, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers.

La Curva features Bacán’s spare singing, Courvoisier’s atonal and dissonant compositions, and Galván’s score that employs rhythms from his own footwork.

Grants & Grantees

Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”

Grants & Grantees

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble presented a home season program featuring Ukrainian costumes and live music by violinist Vasyl Popadiuk.

Questions of Practice

David Vaughan, who served as the archivist of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, gave this address to the Dance Critics Association at Dance New Amsterdam in June 2007.

Grants & Grantees

Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler star in this dance collaboration about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.

Grants & Grantees

Andrew Simonet is a dance artist, a founder of Artists U and Headlong Dance Theater, and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.