Orchesis Dance Theatre Spring '22

When Movement Merges: Connecting with Community Voices

Presented by Weber State University's Dance Program


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.

This performance features WSU dance alum Jonathan Guerra and commissioned works by nationally-recognized choreographers Natosha Washington (in collaboration with Orchesis Director jo Blake) and Zim Zim for Moving Company. Additionally, The Ogden MoveMeant Collective, founded by WSU dance alum Tawna Halbert, will present work created for the Orchesis 2022 theme.


 April 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on April 9 at 2:00 p.m. with ASL Interpreters

Location: The Eccles Theatre in WSU's Val A Browning Center for the Performing Arts (3950 W Campus Dr., Ogden, UT)

Price: Adults - $15; Students, children, seniors, and military members - $12



Take Back the Night

Presented by Weber State University's Women's Center

Friday, April 1, 2022, 6-9 pm, Ogden City's The Monarch

Keynote Speaker: WSU Dance Program Director jo Blake

Performance Created by WSU Dance Program Undergraduate Kennadie Thredgold



What are YOUR interests in dance and community?

In addition, to student studies in dance, the Dance Program supports and promotes self-realization, fruitful student engagement, and the use of student voices. 


Do you want to know who is teaching in the Dance Area?

The Dance Program's faculty and staff are contemporary thinkers providing their creative voices within the dance community. 


What questions do you have for us?

Contact Dance Program Director jo Blake, josephblake@weber.edu, 

for advice on how to get connected with dance!




Stay tuned for upcoming Dance Area news and university information.