December 12, 2017

Orchesis hosts Gong Show fundraiser

Orchesis goes on District 214 tour

Orchesis qualifies for state festival

By Chris Nush, Assistant A&E Editor “Almost Never Clearly Obscure,” a dance piece choreographed by Robert Perales, senior, has been selected for the Illinois State High School Dance Festival. Perales and Melody Beltran, junior, performed, the piece at the Orchesis Main Showcase, “We Have Arrived.” “It’s completely amazing and shocking to have been selected for State,” Perales said. “I know that my partner, Melody, and I have worked incredibly hard, but I didn’t know we would see this much success.” This has been both Perales and Beltran’s first year in Orchesis. “Its really crazy, its my first year so I didn’t think…

Orchesis hosts Dance for Life Benefit

Orchesis will host their 19th annual Dance for Life Next Generation event on Sunday, March 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. The proceeds are donated to Dance for Life and the Children’s Place Association. The event will feature eleven youth companies performing professionally choreographed pieces by Chicago’s premier artists. Tickets for the benefit are $12.

Orchesis piece selected for IL State High School Dance Festival

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  “Almost Never Clearly Obsecure,” a piece choreographed by Robert Perales, senior, was selected for the Illinois State High School Dance Festival, which will be held in May. “The piece is about someone’s inability to love,” Perales said. “My character basically turns to drugs and alcohol and by doing so, he hurts his relationship. These two people who belong together are corrupted by an entity that goes beyond their control. It’s just people hurting each other because they don’t know how to love one another anymore.” Melody Beltran, junior, performed as Perales partner in the duet. “She’s…

Orchesis hosts Flash Mob

Video by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief During the Pack the Place assembly, teachers and students from the crowd joined Orchesis in their flash mob to “Sweet Home Chicago.”

Orchesis celebrates Alumni through Winter Showcase

by Chris Nush, Staff Reporter After their performance in Dance Chicago’s Future Stars concert, WHS’s Orchesis program  announced it’s annual Winter Showcase. The main theme of the Winter Showcase was to show how WHS alumni were continuing their careers in dance. “There’s a lot of alumni out there doing pretty cool stuff and continuing careers in dance,” Diane Rawlinson, Orchesis director, said. “And so this year, I decided I wanted to celebrate  a number of things our alumni are doing.” The showcase was dedicated to Scott Bartell,  a guest choreographer for Orchesis. He was diagnosed with brain cancer and passed…