MSU Orchesis Dance Company's Annual Concert Coming Soon

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 am
By: 
Richard Pfister

“On The Margins,” this year's Orchesis Dance annual concert will take place at the Arena Theater located in the MSU Auditorium, from March 31st to April 2nd.

With choreographers such as former “So You Think You Can Dance” star Billy Bell, Chair of Colorado University's Dance Department Erika Randall, and MSU's Professor of Global Diversity in Dance Rosely Conz, "On The Margins"  will also feature four pieces created by MSU students.

Currently, around 40 students from different majors are part of Orchesis Dance. Each piece will bring together different perspectives and backgrounds to dance choreography. Whether it's navigating through feelings of exclusion and vulnerability, or just slowly starting to discover little things that can make us feel joy, the audience will definitely identify with “On The Margin’s” unique takes on life.

 About the dance company

Orchesis Dance is a modern dance company and the only dance organization on campus that is sponsored by MSU’s Department of Theatre. Each year Orchesis presents a concert in the spring composed of choreographies the company has been working on during the academic year.

"We are sponsored by the Department of Theatre at MSU, so not only some of the pieces were choreographed by students, but we also had colleagues graciously designing lights and costumes. On The Margins will take place in an arena style theater or 'in the round,’ allowing the audience to view the concert from any angle desired", says student Elspeth Muzzin.

 On The Margins

 When:
7 pm on March 31st
2 pm and 7 pm on April 1st
2 pm on April 2nd.

 Where:
Arena Theater - MSU Auditorium: 542 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing, MI

What:
Meet, choreographed by MSU professor Rosely Conz
Symphony, choreographed by MSU student Sophia Mai
Mosaic, choreographed by MSU student Ricky Price
Canary, choreographed by CU Boulder's Erika Randall
Me vs. Myself, choreographed by MSU student Alexa McKinley
Falling Out of Line, choreographed by MSU student Kaitlyn Siporin
Dishoom, choreographed by Billy Bell

Tickets (only at the door):
$ 6 - students, seniors, and veterans
$ 12 – adults

For more information:
Facebook: MSU Orchesis Dance
Instagram: orchesisdancemsu
E-mail: officialmsuorchesis@gmail.com

 

[Disclosure: Richard Pfister’s wife is a dance professor at MSU.]