Orchesis, 2007


Orchesis, 1962

An Ohio Wesleyan tradition for many decades, this annual modern dance show highlights performances choreographed by students, professors, and visiting dancers. In its earlier days, the show would often incorporate performances by other OWU groups, such as the Women’s Chorale. Today, Ohio Wesleyan students, particularly those in dance and theater classes, are welcome and encouraged to participate in the performances. Students get the chance to choreograph unique dances and work with visiting professionals to hone in on their expertise. Students who do not participate as dancers have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with lighting, sound, and costume production. Themes surrounding the performances change from year to year and have included vulnerability, relationships, and even video games.