Oni Dance is a dance ensemble led by the choreographer and artistic director Maria Gillespie. The Los Angeles based pick-up company debuted in 2005 with performances at The Getty Center and REDCAT. Oni Dance uses artistic collaboration with dance artists, photographers, film makers, composers, musicians, costume designers, writers, lighting designers, and others as an integral part of its creation process. In late 2012 Maria Gillespie relocated to Milwaukee, but continued to tour her company.
Oni Dance is an organization of artists that provides creative collaboration, performance, and movement education as the formula for furthering the growth and cultural impact of contemporary dance theater.
Oni Dance’s artistic director and its members determine to engage and educate the public in the integration of dance, theater, music, film, and movement-based practices.
The mission of Oni Dance is to ensure that dance retains a vital position in the social rituals of daily life of though classes, workshops, collaborations and public performances.
Company Website: www.onidance.org
Artistic Director: Maria Gillespie
Location: Los Angeles
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