By Merilyn Jackson

For The Inquirer

Those of us who critique the arts go wild with delight when an artist we’ve been watching for many years creates a work that transcends all he has done before. Thursday night Koresh Dance Company opened its spring season at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre with artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh’s Sense of Human, an evening-length piece that I would call his masterwork to date.

The program opened with choreography by Melissa Rector, Koresh’s spitfire star dancer since the beginning, 19 years ago. Rector set her Flight on the Koresh Youth Ensemble, and its 11 young women soared. There were Africanist stompings, grotesque gyrations, and the kind of angsty angularities that contribute to the Koresh “look.”