You are invited to participate in the Orchesis/Orcheswas collaboration during Reunion Weekend 2015. Dancers of all ages will create movement together and choreograph a short piece that will be shown in the Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio at 4:00pm on Friday, June 5.

A few alumnae will be contributing as choreographers and will help to shape the process of creating the piece. We have adopted the theme “Together Apart” and would like to use the event as an opportunity to explore how Orchesis was a part of your Wilson experience. Each participant will contribute a word or a phrase that expresses what Orchesis was or is to her (e.g., Orchesis = the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, synergy, inner voice, tear down to build up). We will use these words and phrases to instigate our movement. In addition, the choreographers will present a series of problems for participants to work on to generate movement. All former and current Orchesis members are welcome.

Rehearsals for the performance will take place starting at 10:00am Thursday and Friday in the studio, so plan to arrive on campus by Wednesday evening, June 3, or early Thursday, June 4.

Free lunch will be provided each day and residence hall rooms will be available for $35 single or $25 double, per person. Bring a black top, pants you can move in and, of course, your creative energy.

If you would like to participate or have questions, email Jill Van Metter Tao ’03 jevanmetter@hotmail.com and cc marybeth.famulare@wilson.edu.

Confirmed Participants

Photo credit: Mait Jüriado