Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Weber State University Orchesis

The Weber State University Orchesis Dance Company will perform the evenings of April 7th, 8th and 9th at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee with ASL interpreters on April 9th at 2 p.m., in the Val A. Browning Center’s Black Box Theater. The performance will feature dynamic collaborations with WSU alums in the Ogden MoveMeant Collective Jonathan Guerra, Tawna Halbert, Rod Rafael and Ameilia Martinez, as well as choreography by WSU student Paul Wright. Choreographers jo Blake and Natosha Washington have created works for Moving Company, in addition to a collaboration with Zim Zim who created Congolese dance work for the company that premiered in Fall 2021.

Tickets are available online at, or at the Val A. Browning Center box office the day of. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults; $12 for WSU students, children under 18, military members and senior citizens; $10 group rate for groups of 10+ patrons. WSU’s Orchesis Dance Theatre premieres new, contemporary dance works, created, choreographed and performed by WSU Dance Area students. Intimate and innovative, this year’s concert explores themes of connection and community.

Company Directors jo Blake and Deja Mitchell invited BIPOC Dance Artists Zim Zim and Natosha Washington to create new collaborative works. Deja and Zim Zim created two works for the fall performance sharing Congolese culture, highlighting the power of movement through storytelling. In two weeks, Natosha and jo will premiere a new work in response to the current pandemic and social issues. Visit for more information.

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