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Koresh Dance Company presents Aftershock and Koresh Kouture

the most exciting dance experience in Philadelphia
—Philadelphia Weekly

Aftershock, a world premiere

Culture shock in hindsight, Aftershock reflects the impact that emigrating from Israel to the United States in the 1980s had on the artistic development of Artistic Director Ronen Koresh.

“Israel is a huge part of my life,” says Koresh. “It’s what defines me as a person—the culture, the tension, the love of life, the passion, the heat, the music and food, the complexity of racial and cultural integration. But my work is Middle Eastern culture coupled with American experience. Culture shock shakes your core. Then you live, you create, shaken up.”

Through the powerful athleticism and lyrical lines of the famously synchronized Koresh Company dancers, Aftershock illustrates the dangers and difficulties of building artistic identity in a new place—the reverberation of hostile receptions, the challenge of gaining acceptance, and the risk of losing oneself to the expectations of a new environment.

Dates, Times & Special Events:

Thursday, March 26, 7:30pm

Friday, March 27, 8pm  +Post-performance Talk over Drinks: A Conversation with the Artists


Individual  $35
Senior*  $30
Student*  $25
Groups of 10+ $25 per person | $20 per person for student groups

*To purchase Senior and Student tickets, please call the Box Office at 215.985.0420.
No handling fee for Koresh tickets purchased online.

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Koresh Kouture: a High Fashion Performance, Silent Auction + Gala

Saturday, March 28, 6-10pm

This March, Koresh Dance Company hosts Koresh Kouture, a fashion-themed silent auction and gala coupled with the premiere of Aftershock at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. Over 250 art and culture aficionados will attend this gathering to show support for Philly’s “most expressive dance company” (Philadelphia Inquirer). The Host Committee, spearheaded by legendary fashionista Joan Shepp, will present an evening filled with dance, cocktails and displays by the city’s hottest fashion designers, including Bela Shehu, Victoria Wright, Jovan O’Connor, and Terese Brown.


Koresh Young Friend Members  $75*
Young Patrons (ages 21-35)   $100
General    $125

*To become a Young Friend of Koresh and receive member benefits, contact Rachael at or 215.751.0959. Click HERE for details!

For more information about the Koresh Dance Company and School, visit

As an organization that sustains a touring company, a school and outreach programs, Koresh Dance Company truly has become an establishment that is vital to the community. Whether on the road or at home, Koresh is making it known to the world that Philadelphia fosters creativity and artistic excellence. 

Photos by Bicking Photography.


Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre is a partnering venue in Dance/USA Philadelphia’s New Stages for Dance Initiative. Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation.