The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

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Amanda Treiber performing Three Things
Photograph: Marty McDonough

CIRCUS WORK (premiere)
PEARL (premiere)

July 2017
 Weds Thurs


7:30 pm

7:30 pm
3 pm

Metropolitan in Motion:
The Rachael Kosch Dance Company

July 7 - 9, 2015

Four contemporary ballets including three premieres, danced to original music by Michael Kosch.

Hailed as "the high point of the dance season", and described as creating a psychological dance language"...almost in the manner of Martha Graham", Rachael returns to the Metropolitan stage with 7 outstanding dancers, husband Michael Kosch's music, sister Rifka Milder's painted backdrop, two musicians, and Mrs. Kosch's signature whimsical "propstumes".

Rachael has held faculty positions at New York Theatre Ballet, and The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.  She was co founder, choreographer, costume designer, and performer for The Kangaroo Garden, her music and dance troupe, founded in 1993.

Rachael and her husband Michael created and produced The Festival of the Vegetables a music-poetry-dance production for families  which enjoyed an annual run, begun in 2007 - 2012, at Metropolitan Playhouse.  Rated "Great" by New York Magazine, Matt Roberson of said:  "The choreography by Rachael Kosch, who also designed the simple but cute costumes, deserves special mention for not only the complexity of her work, but the fact that everyone here,... is focused and well-directed, and for that, Kosch should be complemented."
Rachael has produced concerts of her own choreography at Merce Cunningham Studio, Dancespace Project at S. Mark’s Church, Judson Memorial Church, and Stephen Gang Gallery.  Her dances have been presented by New Music Chicago, American Women Composers, Mo Ming Dance and Arts Center (Chicago), The Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, 550 Broadway Dance (Zvi's), Westbeth Center for the Arts, and New York Theatre Ballet.
A choreographer of critical acclaim, the Chicago Reader said, “She makes excursions in the distorted world of the psyche. It’s as if [Kosch] were creating a precise vocabulary for psychological events, almost in the manner of Martha Graham”. In 1998, Dance Magazine critic Ann Barzel hailed her as “the high point of the dance season”.

Alexis Branagan, Stephen Campanella, Madeline Goodwin, Tony Musco, Felix Norris-Lindsay, Niccolò Orsolani, and Amanda Treiber.

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