Based in Philadelphia and supported by numerous arts endowments, Koresh Dance Company “explores dance as an eternal language that predates spoken language as a visceral, universal form of physical expression,” according to a press release about the touring ensemble’s ev•o•lu•tion production. With influences including classic ballet, hip-hop, Israeli folk dance and more, the company is known for its “earthy, emotionally direct, physically intense and eccentric approach to shows.” The troupe’s residency at the Diana Wortham Theatre begins with a lecture on Israeli culture by choreographer Ronen Koresh Thursday, Jan. 21, at 5 p.m., followed by performances of ev•o•lu•tion Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22 and 23, at 8 p.m. Pre-performance discussions with dancers and staff take place at 7 p.m. both nights, and post-performance Q&As follow each show. $42 general/$20 children. dwtheatre.com. Photo courtesy of Koresh Dance Company
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