WORLD PREMIERE BY RONEN KORESH, Philadelphia-based Koresh Dance Company.

Two Performance Series in Cleveland and Akron.

Breen Center for the Performing Arts
2008 W. 30th  St., Cleveland (Ohio City)
February 3 & 4, 2012, 7:30 pm

Akron/Summit Co. Public Library
60 S. High Street, Akron (Downtown)
February 24 & 25, 2012, 7:30 pm

Cleveland, Ohio (January 2, 2012) – Northeast Ohio’s premier dance company has announced the dates and locations for the world premiere of new work by choreographer Ronen Koresh.  The piece was commissioned with generous support from Toby Devan Lewis through her contribution to the GroundWorks New Works Fund and will premiere in Cleveland and Akron in February 2012.

The Cleveland premiere will be at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts on February 3 and 4; the Akron premiere will be on February 24 and 25 at the Akron/Summit Co. Public Library.    All performances will begin at 7:30 pm.

Koresh has performed and choreographed commissioned works for dance companies throughout the U.S. as well as South Korea, Japan, Turkey and Israel, where he was born and raised.  He formed the Koresh Dance Company, based in Philadelphia, PA, in 1991 and is a Professor of Jazz Dance at the University of the Arts of Philadelphia.

“Ronen has a unique approach to musicality, timing and precision as he explores the sources of his movement,” said GroundWorks Artistic Director David Shimotakahara.  “He combines organic movement and imagery that connects viewers to what they see.”

Also on the program will be a reprise of Hindsight” by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, an homage to Northeast Ohio rock legend Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, and “Valence” by GroundWorks Artistic Associate Amy Miller created in 2010 in collaboration with Oberlin composer Peter Swendsen.

The Breen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2008 W. 30th Street on the campus of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.  The Akron/Summit Co. Public Library is in downtown Akron at 60 S. High Street.  Tickets for all performances are $25 preferred seating, $20 general admission, $17 for seniors and $10 for students and can be purchased by calling GroundWorks at 216-751-0088 or at

GroundWorks DanceTheater’s performances are made possible with funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Murphy Foundation, The Kulas Foundation, Cleveland City Dance, Individual Contributors, and Members of the GroundWorks Board of Trustees.  The Akron/Summit Co. Public Library concerts are generously supported by the GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation and the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation and the Knight Foundation.

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