A troupe that blends Middle Eastern music with classical favorites for a cross-cultural experience brings its unique take on dance to the University of Mississippi for a Saturday (May 2) performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Koresh Dance, created in Philadelphia in 1991, uses music from Israeli and Turkish composers along with works of Chopin, Ravel and Beethoven. The performers also incorporate Israeli folk dance with classical movements to convey a range of emotions and ideas.
“Koresh Dance is a known for being technically superb,” said Kate Meacham, the Ford Center’s marketing director. “We are happy to have the chance to bring them to the Ford Center. Seeing them perform is a real treat.”
Koresh Dance is part of the Ford Center’s Campus Connections series and also will appear at events throughout the community leading up to the performance. Koresh is partnering with the RebelWell program to provide a workshop in Grove for faculty, staff and student at noon Friday (May 1). No dance experience is required.
The company is scheduled for a workshop at the Scott Center for special needs students, as well as a session for middle school and high school students at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Lafayette High School.