The Orchesis Dance Group is 50 Years old and we invite you to celebrate with us!
EDMONTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - As the 2nd longest standing student group at the University of Alberta, Orchesis Dance Group was founded in 1965 by Professor Dorothy Harris of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation. Orchesis has provided dancers of every level an opportunity to take classes in jazz and modern dance techniques and to perform in the annual Dance Motif… for 50 years!
Orchesis alumnus, Peggy Baker, will be performing an original work The Disappearance of Right and Left, which she created with Sarah Chase in 2004. This performance is open to the public by donation and all funds raised will go toward our 50th anniversary celebration events!
Peggy Baker is known as one of the most outstanding and influential contemporary dancers of her generation. After leaving Edmonton, she began her professional career in Toronto as a founding member of Dancemakers in 1974. She toured internationally and has worked with other greats like Lar Lubovitch, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mark Morris, and Doug Varone (New York), Paul-André Fortier (Montreal) and James Kudelka (Toronto). She established Peggy Baker Dance Projects in 1990, which has performed at major festivals and dance centres in North America, Asia, and Europe. Among her many awards are the Order of Canada, the Governor General's Award, the Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Walter Carsen Prize, and honorary doctorates from the University of Calgary and York University. Also, Ms. Baker is a master teacher and Artist-in-Residence at Canada's National Ballet school.
Image with caption: "Canadian dance legend, Peggy Baker. Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann (CNW Group/Orchesis Dance Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141023_C9106_PHOTO_EN_43096.jpg
Image with caption: "Orchesis presents Peggy Baker at Edmonton City Hall on Sunday October 26, 2014 at 3:30PM (CNW Group/Orchesis Dance Society)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141023_C9106_PHOTO_EN_43095.jpg
SOURCE: Orchesis Dance Society
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For more information about this event at Edmonton City Hall please contact Tamara Bliss, Director of the Orchesis Dance Group at [email protected]; 780.492.0770.