Philadelphia's Koresh Dance Company will perform at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki.

Described as edgy, exploratory and profound, the Koresh Dance Company is performing at Lafayette College at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Williams Center for the Arts.

Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling the box office weekdays between noon and 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., plus one hour before performances at (610) 330-5009.

Israeli by birth and training, Roni Koresh blends the cultural traditions of his native region with the strongest creative voices in American modern dance. Merilyn Jackson of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes, “When the dust settles after a Koresh concert, you must leave bedazzled.” The Reading Eagle called Koresh “dance at its most profound,” and Dance Insider observes “Exalted, the audience rises to their feet, giving the company a thunderous ear-shattering standing ovation.”

The Lafayette performance includes the sensuous and beguiling Bolero (to Ravel), an indisputable masterpiece in the company’s recent touring repertory, and Koresh’s most recent work, Come Together, a dazzling tour de force that features intimate compositions for small ensembles of dancers—duos, trios and quartets, as well as vibrant and kaleidoscopic tableaus for the splendid company, shown in full force.

New York City Choreographer Ben Munisteri will present “How to View Dance” at prior to the performance 7 p.m. in the Wilson Room of Pfenning Alumni Center.

Residency activities tied to the Koresh Dance Performance include a master class at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts (LVPA) at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 and a 5:30 p.m. forum on Culture of Dance and Music in Contemporary Israel at the College’s Hillel House, 524 Clinton Terrace. The forum at Hillel is free and open to the public.

Funding is provided by Pennsylvania Artists on Tour and the Dexter and Dorothy Baker Foundation. This is the Seip Fund Performance.

Photo by Gabriel Bienczycki
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Kathleen Parrish
Associate Director of Media Relations
Lafayette College
Communications Division
Easton, PA 18042