Koresh Dance Company appears at BU

Koresh Dance Company appears at BU

For immediate release: Oct. 5, 2012

BLOOMSBURG — The Koresh Dance Company will perform at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. This production is part of the 27th season of BU’s Celebrity Artist Series. Tickets cost $34.50 for adults, $19.50 for children and $17 for BU students.

Brothers Alon and Ronen Koresh founded the Philadelphia-based company in 1991. Both are still involved in the troupe, with Ronen serving as artistic director and choreographer and Alon acting as executive director. Ronen has been dancing since childhood, when he began training with his mother, a folk dancer. He continued to study dance and work with artists both in Israel and the United States, eventually winning a People’s Choice Award in 1987 for Philadelphia’s Most Outstanding Jazz Dancer. His eclectic background has allowed him to blend several dance styles such as ballet, modern and jazz that the Philadelphia Inquirer described as “liquidly sensual.”

The Koresh Dance Company, which has a repertoire of more than 60 works, has been featured in numerous publications, and Ronen has received multi-year choreography fellowships from organizations such as the Pew Charitable Trusts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Philadelphia College of Preforming Arts. In addition to teaching dance classes, the company holds outreach programs for underserved children and public schools in the Philadelphia area.

Upcoming productions for BU’s Celebrity Artist Series’ 2012-13 season include:

  • Cirque Chinois – Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $34.50
  • The Midtown Men – Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $34.50
  • Monty Python’s “Spamalot” – Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $34.50
  • Luciana Souza – Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Tickets: $29.50
  • DALA – Friday, April 5, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Tickets: $29.50
  • Kathy Mattea – Friday, April 26, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $34.50
  • Nai-Ni Chen with the Ahn Trio – Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $34.50

For tickets or more information, visit www.bloomu.edu/CAS or call the box office at (570) 389-4409.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.