Orchesis Dance Motif 2018

Friday and Saturday, January 26 & 27 @ 8 PM

Myer Horowitz Theatre - Students' Union Building

Tickets go on sale beginning December 9, 2017

Where to buy tickets: 

  1. Dorothy Harris Dance Studio VVC 2-635, various hours, weekdays and weekends, before and after classes and rehearsals or call 780-492-0770

  2. Customer Service Centre: VVC 1-213 or call 780-492-2231, Monday - Friday 9 AM - 6 PM

  3. ORCHESIS Dance Society allows for online ticket purchase and Will Call box office pick up.

Dance Motif 2018  marks the 53rd year of Orchesis and will feature contemporary modern and jazz choreography by faculty and local dance artists. 

  • Motif 2018 features guest choreographer Kathleen Ochoa of Edmonton, whose OSDI and choreographic residency has received support from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  Orchesis Dance Society, the non-profit society, makes this possible and with additional fundraising efforts. 

Guest choreographers for Dance Motif have been made possible in part by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for these years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

DANCE MOTIF 2018 - Guest choreographer

Kathleen Ochoa


Kathy Ochoa started KO Dance Project- a dance collective developing new research combining embodiment and perception studies, Qi Gong and contemporary dance. She’s studied and worked nationally and internationally including Grant Macewan’s dance program, Concordia University, Montreal, and the University of Alberta.

Her work has been presented in Canada and the U.S.- Site-specific White Wave D.U.M.B.O. Dance festival, NYC, as part of Movement Research’s Judson Church and Works-in-Progress Series, and danced for NY-based dance company, Human Behavior Explorers, London’s Union Dance Company, collaborated at Garage Dahdah- multimedia collective, Marseille, France, collaborated and performed with RomaContact, Rome, Italy. She teaches from her diverse background as a professional dance artist, certified Universal Tao instructor, Phoenix Rising yoga therapist/ teacher, Pilates mat instructor, Traditional Thai massage therapist, writer and mother.

Kathy's regular weekly rehearsal: Thursday evenings, 8:10 - 10PM. Additional rehearsal times: Friday September 29, 6 - 10 PM, Friday October 6, 6 -10 PM, Friday, January 19, 6 -10 PM and one more optional rehearsal time TBA.


(For individual rehearsal schedules, please attend the Choreographers' Presentation September 26, 8:15 PM. Must be registered for the full year)

Kathleen Hughes - Monday, 8:10 - 10 PM

Stephanie Lilley - Tuesday, 8:10 - 10 PM (Starts October 17)

Kate Stashko - Wednesday, 8:10 - 10 PM

Orchesis Program Choreographers: Anne Christiansen, Mariel Day, Jen Dunford, Andrea Fitzgerald, Janita Frantsi, Aphra Sutherland