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Feb. 1, 2008


One evening, 150 years of dance

ISU's contemporary dance group, Orchesis I, will present Barjche 08: "A Journey Through 150 Years of Dance," Feb. 8-10 in Fisher Theater. Feb. 8-9 performances begin at 7:30 p.m; a Feb. 10 matinee begins at 2 p.m.

Barjche ("Bar-SHAY") began in 1946 when three Iowa State students decided to produce a concert focused on modern dance. The title combines their first names (Barbara, Jean and Charlotte).

Barjche 2008's theme focuses on nostalgia for the past, references from the present day and technological advances toward the future. In two acts, student, faculty and guest choreographers will present various dance genres, including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and modern/contemporary. Pictured is a hip hop sextet from Barjche 2007.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students) and available through Ticketmaster. Photo by Patrick Gouran.