Dance group makes return to MSU

February 22, 2014 11:38:56 PM

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The popular Koresh Dance Company makes a return visit to Mississippi State with a Lee Hall performance during the month's final week. 

 

The Feb. 27 show -- second of the university's 2014 spring semester Lyceum Series -- begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. 

 

Because of continuing Lee Hall renovations, all Lyceum seating this year is general admission only.  

 

Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at lyceum.msstate.edu/#!series-events. 

 

Last appearing at MSU in 2007, the dance company was founded nearly a quarter-century ago in Philadelphia, Pa., by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen "Roni" Koresh. Acclaimed worldwide for both outstanding presentations and the dance team's technical skills, it has, under Koresh's artistic direction, developed a vast repertoire of work ranging from explosive and passionate to intimate and restrained. 

 

Also as part of its deep commitment to community outreach, the organization will hold a master class for MSU students, a workshop with Starkville's Henderson Middle School and, for the Lee Hall audience, a post-performance discussion. For more, visit koreshdance.org. 

 

The campus events and off-campus workshops are funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Mississippi Arts Commission. 

 

For additional information on all Lyceum events, contact series director Amelia Treptow at 662-325-2930 or atreptow@saffairs.msstate.edu.