Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 10, 2009
“Dancers in Flight” will grace the stage for two performances Feb. 12-13 at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance, “Dancers in Flight” features an eclectic mix of choreography and performance by the students of Texas State's Orchesis Dance Company. Special guest artist choreography will also be showcased.
Established in 1981, the Orchesis Dance Company is a modern-based group of talented dancers and performers.
Orchesis is committed to providing dancers with a home and a place in which to challenge their creativity and broaden their view of art. Not only does Orchesis allow a place to dance but it also gives students a creative outlet. In the off-season, the organization brings in guest artists to teach master classes which range from musical theatre, ballet, hip-hop, flamenco, yoga and an African drum classes. Past guest artists include the Hawkins Company in New York, West African Dancers from Tapestry in Austin and Body-Mind Centering expert Ray Shwartz from Austin.