Press Release: The impassioned Koresh Dance will be co-presented by Contemporary Dance Theater and The Mayerson JCC Wolf Center For Arts & Ideas


Contemporary Dance Theater 40th Anniversary Season


PRESS RELEASE: The impassioned Koresh Dance will be co-presented by Contemporary Dance Theater and The Mayerson JCC Wolf Center For Arts & Ideas

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For the public: cdt-dance.org/14koresh


January 8, 2014

CINCINNATI, OHIO — Southwest Ohio’s presenter of contemporary dance, Contemporary Dance Theater, is partnering with The Mayerson JCC Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas in the Center’s first foray into presenting modern dance. The two Cincinnati-based organizations, which are both committed to bringing more arts to the public in engaging ways, are delighted to come together to present the exquisite Koresh Dance Company of Philadelphia.

Two performances will take place Saturday, February 1, 2014 evening at 8:30pm and Sunday, February 2, 2014 matinee at 3:00pm at the Aronoff Center for the Arts Jarson-Kaplan Theater, and in addition, an open-to-the-public discussion and demonstration with Koresh director, Ronen Koresh on Thursday, January 30 at 7:00pm at the JCC.

Philadelphia City Paper has said about Koresh that they “have long been known for their exceptionally fine-toned physiques — and the caliber of their movement execution is simply marvelous, regardless of the technical requirements. It’s as if the outfit has been injected with a jolt of crisp energy.”

At the Aronoff Center, Koresh Dance Company will perform a program of both eloquent and explosive works in Ronen Koresh’s choreography to classical music favorites, juxtaposed with contemporary and world music, in a rapid-fire concert that features ten works in the first act alone.  The program will include excerpts from Koresh’s latest work “Come Together,” a humorous piece titled, “The Heart,” as well as choreography to Mozart’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Bach’s “Air,” and Koresh’s highly acclaimed “Bolero” set to Maurice Ravel’s score.

Artistic Director Mr. Koresh founded Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia in 1991. More than twenty years later, the company has become one of the city’s most respected dance companies, with a vast repertoire of work and has been celebrated locally, nationally and internationally.  Roni’s Israeli heritage continues to differentiate the company and the raw passion that is infused into his movement leaves audiences dazzled year after year. With a gift for movement creation, Roni refuses to settle on a singular technique; instead, defining himself by a signature style of ever-evolving movement and a blend of ballet, modern and jazz.

Contemporary Dance Theater is pleased to offer meaningful and unique opportunities for the public to interact with the Philadelphia company, in addition to the Mayerson JCC’s demonstration and discussion event on the 30th of January. Patrons are also invited to a meet-the-artists Q&A reception Saturday evening following the Aronoff performance (suggested donation $5). There will also be an in-theater Q&A following Sunday’s show. Students of dance are also invited to the rare opportunity to take class with the company on Saturday, February 1 from 10:30am-12:00pm at Contemporary Dance Theater’s studios in College Hill.

More information is available from cdt-dance.org. Tickets, $22-32, are available from the Cincinnati Arts Association at 650 Walnut St., (513) 621-ARTS (2787), or cincinnatiarts.org. Patrons can save money with one of several versatile season subscription options, cdt-dance.org/subscribe.

The presentation of Koresh Dance Company will be followed by the theatrical and intelligent David Roussève / REALITY (from New York, March 21 & 22), the awe-inspiring hip-hop youth troupe Rennie Harris RHAW (from Philadelphia, May 2 & 3), and our region’s Area Choreographers Festival (June 13 & 14).

The Contemporary Dance Theater Guest Artist Series is sponsored by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and is supported by the thousands of people who give generously to the ArtsWave Community Campaign. Support also comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Contemporary Dance Theater is also supported by The Ohio Arts Council, a state agency that supports public programs in the arts. Media sponsorship provided by CityBeat. The Mayerson JCC’s activities are also supported in part by the P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by MidAtlantic Arts Foundation.


High resolution images are available for download at http://flickr.com/photos/contemporarydancetheater/sets.

Mr. Koresh and/or company members may be available for interview and/or media appearances. Please inquire at pr@cdt-dance.org.

This press release and other information for the press are available on cdt-dance.org/press.




Koresh Dance Company, presented by Contemporary Dance Theater and The Mayerson JCC Wolf Center for Arts & Ideas



Aronoff Center for the Arts’ Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202



Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:30pm and Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:00pm

With meet-the-artists reception following Saturday’s performance (suggested donation $5)
Also: dancers’ masterclass on Sat., Feb. 1, 10:30am-12:00pm (cdt-dance.org/masterclass)



$22-32 from (513) 621-ARTS (2787) or cincinnatiarts.org



Visit cdt-dance.org/14koresh

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