Elle Ferguson, Bwog staff writer and future dance editor, takes a sneak peek at Orchesis’s performance during their dress rehearsal.
Orchesis, the largest dance group on campus will be performing this weekend in the Roone Arledge Auditorium. Their dress rehearsal on Thursday promised an amazing show for all audience members.
The first piece of the show starts off with a high level of energy and nicely transitions into the next work, a more serious but still enthralling contemporary choreography to “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man. These dancers stood out particularly for their contrast between sharp and flowy movements. A big shoutout to Michaela Fleischer for literally soaring above my expectations. The rest of the first act is nicely balanced between energetic hip-hop styles and tasteful contemporary pieces.
The second act of the performance starts with a somber lyrical work and then picks up the pace again with an upbeat hip-hop piece that brings energy to the stage that is sometimes lacking in other pieces. One that especially captured my attention was a lyrical piece to Carol King’s “No Easy Way Out.” The dancers in this work moved well together and effectively expressed the tone of the music through their choreography. The rest of the pieces generally sustain this high level of energy and will surely end the night with the audience surely wishing they had auditioned in September.
Seeing “Versace on the FloOrchesis” this weekend will be the entertaining study break you need this weekend. Executive directors Kyra Schindler (BC ‘20) and Melody Tai (CC ‘19) have pulled together a complete and thrilling show despite the logistical challenges they have met this semester. Michaela Fleischer, a freshman at Barnard College described Orchesis as a “very positive experience” with a “welcoming community.”
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