Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Keshet for Life coming to Thousand Oaks

"KESHET FOR LIFE: 25 Years and Counting"

WHAT: KESHET FOR LIFE: 25 Years and Counting - Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, the premier American-Israeli contemporary dance troupe in the U.S., celebrates its 25th anniversary with an evening combining the public premiere of five new dances by Israeli choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld and a retrospective of company favorites from its original repertoire.

From adventurous choreography reflecting the contemporary Israeli dance scene to exhilarating folk dances inspired by Jewish life in many lands, Keshet Chaim offers up an evening rich with Israeli culture punctuated by the exciting beats of Middle Eastern drum sounds performed by Naked Rhythm (percussionists Alex Spurkel and Avi Sills). In addition to the choreography of Rozenfeld, the evening will showcase works by Eytan Avisar, Tsion Marciano, Ilana Cohen (from Israel's seminal Inbal Dance Theatre) and Erica Goldman.

WHO: Presented by Keshet Chaim Dance Ensemble, Eytan Avisar, Artistic Director; Genie Benson, Executive Director

Choreography by Eytan Avisar, Kobi Rozenfeld, Tsion Marciano, Erica Goldman, Ilana Cohen

Original music by Uri Ophir, Sharon Farber, Nomai Concept's Alon Danin and Itzik Levy

Live percussion by Naked Rhythm (Alex Spurkel and Avi Sills)

Costumes created by Nili Glazer

WHEN: Sunday, February 1 at 7 pm

WHERE: Fred Kavli Theater Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

HOW: (818) 986-7332 or www.kcdancers.org

TICKETS: $35.00 - $75.00

WEBSITE: www.kcdancers.org

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