Summer Stage 2015: Session Seven
August 17th – August 21st
All classes meet Monday – Friday
Time: 9am to 4pm
Final Performance - Ev•o•lu•tion: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
The ShoreDance program is a week-long dance intensive, taught daily by professional contemporary dancers from Koresh Dance Company. Students will be divided into two groups based on experience level. All skill levels are welcome to register.
This year ShoreDance will be a study and celebration of various styles of dance that are fused to make the Koresh Style. In addition to a daily warm-up, students will have technique classes in jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop and tap. The students will then rehearse and learn choreography by Ronen Koresh, Artistic Director, to learn to fuse all these styles into the Koresh brand of eloquent, explosive and emotionally charged dance.
Due to the nature of the exercises and activities within the dance workshops, proper clothing and shoe attire is mandatory. It is suggested that students wear to each class: leotard and tights or t-shirts and leggings. Please make sure that your child is prepared for class in clothes that will allow them to move around freely. For safety and comfort, no dresses, loose jewelry, flip-flops, crocs, nor Uggs. Students should wear clothes that will allow them to be comfortable in full range of motion. No loose fitting clothing. Proper footwear must be worn; flat jazz shoes, ballet slippers or jazz.
Stretch & Strengthen:
This class is perfect for young dancers in the morning. The class will begin with stretching to warm the body and will go into exercises to increase strength, stamina and flexibility.
After warming up with isolations and stretching, using popular music, the class will then move across the floor to work on rhythm, upper body strength and funky footwork. The class will end with a fun combination that will leave the students energized.
This class will cover the fundamentals of classical ballet technique. Students will begin with a ballet barre and then move to center and across the floor.
This class will help students further their technique, musicality and style by focusing on floor warm-ups, rhythm exercises, across the floor work, combinations and choreography.
This style of dance reflects the style of the Koresh Dance Company. Modern Jazz classes encompass components from jazz, modern, ballet, folk and Middle Eastern dancing.
Repertory: Roni Koresh
Students will learn a piece from the Koresh Dance Company’s diverse repertory.
Meet The Talent:
Ronen Koresh, Artistic Director & Founder
Ronen (Roni) Koresh is a choreographer, teacher and collaborator whose unique blend of ballet, modern and jazz leaves audiences dazzled by the raw passion that is infused into his movement. He formed Koresh Dance Company in 1991 and over the years the company has grown into an internationally recognized and celebrated arts organization. With a gift for movement creation, Roni refuses to settle on a technique, instead defining himself by a signature style of ever evolving movement.
Roni was born and raised in Israel, where he began his dance education at a young age. At 17, he moved on to more comprehensive study with Nira Paz and Moshe Romano and then became a member of Martha Graham’s Batsheva 2 Dance Company. In 1983, Roni immigrated to the United States training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He soon began performing with Shimon Braun’s acclaimed Waves Jazz Dance Company in Philadelphia. Roni was one of the original Evening Magazine Dancers and won a People's Choice Awards Philadelphia’s Most Outstanding Jazz Dancer.
Since forming the company, Roni has created a vast repertoire of over 40 works and continues to create new works each year. The company tours extensively, both nationally and internationally, performing Roni's work and the work of guest choreographers including Donald Byrd (Spectrum Dance Theater), OhadNaharin (Batsheva Dance Company), Robert Battle (Battleworks/Alvin Ailey), ItzikGalili (Galili Dance) and Paul Selwyn Norton. Roni has been 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 unique and engaging choreographic style has been commissioned by numerous companies across the
country including Odyssey Dance Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT; Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA; the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, CA; Brandywine Ballet in West Chester, PA; Groundworks Dance Theater in Cleveland Heights, OH; and Dance Celebration, a co-presentation of Dance Affiliates and Penn Presents, in Philadelphia, PA.
Roni's capacity for movement creation and ability to transform a dancer's physique have made him a sought after teacher. He began teaching at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1986 and remains on faculty to this day. In 1993, Roni opened the Koresh School of Dance in Philadelphia where he teaches weekly classes throughout the year and intensive workshops during the summer. The studio serves as the home base for his company and attracts dancers of all ages in the community. He has taught master classes and created choreography on students throughout the country and has participated in various festivals including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Northwest National Dance Project.
Ev•o•lu•tion 2015: Koresh Tour
Ronen Koresh's evening-length ev•o•lu•tion premiered in 2009 and received resounding praise from critics at its 2014 Philadelphia revival. Gritty and timeless, the piece explores dance as an eternal language that predates spoken language: as a visceral, universal form of physical expression.
Earthy and rhythmic, ev•o•lu•tion begins with the clawing and clambering of passionate bodies under dim, prehistoric light. Dancers in open suit jackets grow sharp and angular, developing social codes and civilized distance.
In the end, Koresh’s intense and intricate choreography demands whether human nature has changed, or whether our need for communication remains an essential drive.
Students Dancers will be choreographed into a final public performance scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Coming Soon! Tickets will be sold online and at our box office.
Premium Seating Prices, TBA
Regular: $25.00 (Adults) $20.00 (Seniors) $15.00 (Students)
Discounts Tickets for Groups 12 or More.
To register for ShoreDance Workshop:
Contact: Director of Arts Education, Julie Nagy
Register Online: algonquinarts.org
Payment is due in full at time of reservation.
Payment plans can be arranged by contacting the Education Department.
All sales are final and no credits or refunds will be issued after the first day of class.
Receive 10% off multiple classes registered. Discounts cannot be combined with any other offers.