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February 12th, 2009
Orchesis dancers performing this week


Texas State’s Department of Theater and Dance is sponsoring “Dancers in Flight” Thursday and Friday evening at Evans Auditorium.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Admission is $5 for the general public and students. Tickets will be available at the door on a cash-only basis.

“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.

In the off-season, the organization brings in guest artists to teach master classes ranging 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.

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