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Koresh Dance at MJCCA

2018 January 18

The Koresh Dance Company will be performing next weekend in Atlanta. Called “one of the best contemporary companies in Philadelphia” by the Broad Street Review, the choreography blends ballet, modern, and jazz with Israeli folk dance.

Reviewers around the country have called the choreography “eccentric,” “hot,” “hip,” “turbocharged,” and have said viewers leave “bedazzled.” The company, which tours internationally, was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director, Roni Koresh. He trained at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City, and in 1984 he began performing with Shimon Braun’s acclaimed Waves Jazz Dance Company in Philadelphia. Koresh won a People’s Choice Award in 1987 as Philadelphia’s Most Outstanding Jazz Dancer.

The Koresh Dance Company tours nationally and internationally. Koresh is a multi-year recipient of choreography fellowships from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His choreography has been commissioned by numerous dance companies across the country.

The Koresh Dance Company performs Saturday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. at the Marcus Jewish Community Center Atlanta.

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