Date(s) - Friday, March 18, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Ronen Koresh’s evolution premiered in 2009 and received resounding praise from critics at its 2014 Philadelphia revival. Gritty and timeless, the piece explores dance as eternal language that predates spoken language: as a visceral, universal form of physical expression.
Earthy and rhythmic, evolution 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 to know whether human nature has changed, or whether our need for communication remains an essential drive.
“All the finesse and grace of a ballet with the athleticism of an Olympic sport” -Philadelphia Magazine
“Athletic, exuberant, disciplined. Koresh has always been committed to dance that is accessible.” -Cincinnati Enquier