Orchesis Contemporary Dance Group

Orchesis' performance of "Why We Dance."

Orchesis is a student-led dance group at Luther College advised by faculty member Jane Hawley. Using Professor Hawley's curriculum, the group allows students the opportunity to continue dancing in a college setting. Not limited to one style of dance, Orchesis aims to encompass and promote a variety of dance backgrounds. Choreography for all dances is created by students.

Orchesis performs at many campus events such as Homecoming, Dance Marathon, and more. Every spring the group hosts a showcase which allows the members to present work from the year. Orchesis also collaborates with SPIN Theatre Company for some of their performances, such as their annual Musical Theatre Cabaret.

The group also enjoys giving back to the community. They have raised money for Phonathon, the Annual Giving Campaign, and Dance Marathon.

Joining Orchesis involves a short audition process that takes place at the beginning of every fall semester. Auditions include basic technique, a short routine, and improvisation. Orchesis practices three times a week for about six hours total.

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