Koresh Dance Outreach

  • Outreach: Koresh Dance 

    On each of their two visits to Indiana—September and November—this renowned dance company will be working with English students from Indiana Junior High School in a residency format to discuss dance interpretation of writing. The students will choreograph their own dance to Tupak Shakur’s poem “The Rose That Grew From Concrete,” and then perform it in November. During the September residency, Koresh will also provide an after-school stretching, strengthening, and movement class for parents, teachers, and community members, and will work with IUP students and members of IUP Dance Theater in both September and November.  A full look at the residency is below.

    SEPTEMBER

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    12:30–4:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers audition/select IUP Dance students to perform with them in November as part of a dance titled “Wet Stones” and, utilizing a workshop format, work with the dancers during the teaching process.

    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    12:304:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

    Monday, September 23, 2013

    11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

    • Koresh dancers work with four groups of seventh-grade English students on understanding the relationship between poetry and dance and creating their own dance movements to the selected Tupak Shakur poem, as well as their own poetry.

    3:305:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

    Tuesday September 24, 2013

    11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with the seventh-grade English students on understanding the relationship between poetry and dance and expanding their movements and choreography to their own poems.

    3:004:00 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

    •  Koresh is providing a stretching, strengthening, and movement workshop designed busy parents, teachers, and community members.  If you would like to attend, you must RSVP Jeanne Mitsko at jmitsko@iasd.cc.

    7:009:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed in November during their return visit.

    NOVEMBER

    Saturday, November 2, 2013 

    12:00–5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Utilizing a workshop format, Koresh Dance Company dancers will review and rehearse with selected IUP Dance students the dance “Wet Stones,” to be performed with Koresh during their November 7 performance.

    Sunday, November 3, 2013

    1:00-4:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus and
                           Zink Hall Studio Theater

    Koresh dancers will present four different dance workshops for IUP and high school-age students interested in dance. IMPORTANT NOTE:   In order to attend a dance workshop, you MUST REGISTER with ArtsPath Associate Director for Arts-in-Education Services, Jeff Wacker, at jwacker@iup.edu.  This is a first-come first-served opportunity so register early!

    Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio
       1:00-2:20 p.m. - Hip Hop
       2:40-4:00 p.m. - Beginning/Intermediate Modern Jazz, Koresh Style
    Zink Hall Dance Studio
       1:00-2:20 p.m. - Ballet
       2:40-4:00 p.m. - Intermediate/Advanced Modern Jazz, Koresh Style

    Monday, November 4, 2013

    11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

    • Koresh dancers work with the four groups of seventh-grade English students as they review and rehearse the dance they created to the poem "The Rose That Grew From Concrete" by Tupak Shakur.

     7:00-9:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed on November 7.

    Tuesday November 5, 2013

    10:00-10:30 a.m. - Zink Hall Dance Studio

    • Koresh Dance Company presents "Genre's of Dance" to IUP Intro to Dance students.

    11:15 a.m.2:40 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School

    • Koresh dancers work with the students in a dress rehearsal for the residency's evening culminating event.

    6:30-7:30 p.m., Indiana Area Junior High School Auditorium

    • Residency Culminating Program - The full Koresh Dance Company, including director Ronen Koresh, the 7th grade English students, and the IUP Dance Theater students will present a program featuring selected original student poetry with dances created from the poems by Koresh dancers and IUP dance students. The program will also feature a Koresh performance of "Through the Skin," an original dance choreographed by Ronen Koresh, and a Q&A session with Mr. Koresh and all the dancers on writing, music, dance, the stimulus of creation, and the integration of art forms.

    8:00-10:00 p.m., Performing Arts Center Rehearsal Studio, IUP Campus

    • Koresh dancers continue to work with IUP Dance students in a workshop format on the “Wet Stones” dance to be performed on November 7.

     

    For information on the residency activities or to RSVP for the dance masterclasses, contact Jeff Wacker at jwacker@iup.edu, or the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787. This program and ArtsPath, the educational program of the Lively Arts, is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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