Influenced by life during the pandemic, Ohio Wesleyan University’s student dance company, Orchesis, will be Taking it Outside during its annual dance production. Students will perform in non-traditional spaces, livestream pieces, and dance films. All pieces feature original work and videography by students and dance faculty, Megan Davis Bushway and Rashana Perks Smith. A few Orchesis Alumni also make cameos!


Current OWU Students and Employees

Open only to current OWU students and employees, the dances will be performed live on campus on Oct. 22, 23, 29, and 30. Act I will begin at 4 p.m. and Act II at 7 p.m., using the darkness to create a “Drive-in Screendance.”

For Act I, attendees should gather at the top of the stairs leading from South Sandusky Street to Slocum Hall. For Act II, attendees should gather in their vehicles in the parking lot between Chappelear Drama Center and Beeghly Library or sit on the lawn next to the parking lot. In all instances, campus audience members will need to wear facial coverings and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others.

The dances will be performed live on campus on Oct. 22, 23, 29, and 30.

  • Act I will begin at location #1 on the map above at 4 p.m. each day. The performance will continue, in numerical order, and end at location #6 at approximately 5 p.m.
  • Act II will begin at location #7, between Chappelear and Beeghly Library, at 7 p.m. Dancers will be using the darkness to create a “Drive-in Screendance” program.

In all instances, campus audience members need to wear facial coverings and maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others.


General Public

For the general public, Ohio Wesleyan will debut the two-act “Orchesis 20/21” via Zoom at 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Click here to register for access to the online event.


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