Orchesis presents spring showcase with three April performances

Doug Osborne-Coy
dancers on stage

The Orchesis Spring 2024 Showcase runs from April 12 to 14 in the Alice E. Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center with 60 dancers set to perform. It is the largest cast in more than five years (photo by Becca Torncello).

Orchesis, the student-run dance company at SUNY Fredonia, is gearing up for its next production with the largest cast in more than five years.

The Orchesis Spring 2024 Showcase takes place on April 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. in Alice E. Bartlett Theatre on the Fredonia campus.

Tickets are available online 24/7 or by phone at (716) 673-3501 and in person at the Fredonia Ticket Office in the Williams Center.

“We have a cast of 60 dancers, choreographers and tech personnel involved and all are students,” said Orchesis Dance Company President Kaylee Brott. “This is our biggest cast in at least five years.”

The showcase will feature 18 dance pieces representing contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and tap styles.

“No matter what your major is, how old you are, what you look like or how much experience you have, dancing can bring us together and everybody can dance.” - Kaylee Brott

“Orchesis wants to show the audience that there is diversity in dance,” said Brott, a Dance major and Theatre Arts minor. “No matter what your major is, how old you are, what you look like or how much experience you have, dancing can bring us together and everybody can dance.”

The company puts on two major concerts a year which are choreographed and performed by Fredonia students. Orchesis also sponsors guest artists, workshops, master classes and charity events throughout the school year.

Orchesis has been part of Fredonia for almost 60 years. The company was founded in 1967.

The goal of Orchesis is to allow all students, regardless of experience a chance to create and express themselves through dance.


 

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