Orchesis Modern Dance Company is sponsored by the Dance Program in the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance at William & Mary. Members receive academic credit by enrolling in Performance Ensemble (DANC 321 and 322). This handbook describes the course policies for Performance Ensemble.
This course provides an opportunity for advanced students, mentored by faculty, to develop their performance and technical skills, contribute to concert production work, create original choreography, and increase their abilities to work both independently and collaboratively. Orchesis seeks to stimulate the growth and the development of inventive concepts in dance by producing original faculty and student choreography for the College and the local community. Orchesis is presented at as part of the William & Mary Theatre and Dance Season and constitutes the public face of the William & Mary Dance Program.