4 2017

7:30 p.m. - Koresh Dance Company Performance - Clayton Arts Center

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

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Block Booking, $12/seat
Clayton Center Arts Center, Maryville
Saturday, February 4
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Block Booking discount payment due by December 1.
In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents Classic KORESH, a selection of
favorites drawn from the company’s quarter century of innovative work. These
repertoire classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach,
Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of “Moonlight Sonata” to the
trumpeting processions of “Bolero.” Moments of tenderness and grace alternate
with humor and brash force on this tour of highlights drawn from over 60
existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh.
As a unique feature of the anniversary program, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.
23 will feature in a newly commissioned work, “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” a
collaborative initiative driven by Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller,
a.k.a. DJ Spooky, as part of an evening-length work on the theme of prime
numbers. In “23,” a twist on the classical, Miller will disarticulate and rebuild
portions of Mozart’s concerto, creating new sounds and layers to bring the
classic into the present. To this new music, Koresh will combine the industrial
and the lyrical to produce a potent remix of his precise, athletic style.
“If you like your dancing hard, fast and intense, the Koresh Dance Company is
for you. … liquidly sensual …, clean, expressive gestures … imparting a
richness of movement to the events on stage. There’s a sheer physical joy to
this allegrismo execution.”
– Philadelphia Inquirer
“Earthy, folk-dancey, emotionally direct, physically intense, and ostentatiously
– The New Yorker