Spreading, light, love and the healing poweer of art to the world.
Olivia Mia Orozco, choreographer, producer, and curator, attended the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BFA in dance and a minor in philosophy. Passionate about all things art related!
I have spent my whole life training as a dancer and have always been choreographing. Born into a dancing family, I was encouraged to pursue dance professionally and have worked in NYC, LA, and Mexico with many artists.
I have been making innovative dance films and documentaries for several years. I also work as a freelance producer and AD for commercials. I am also the director of the Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival.
Performative Pop-ups bridges the gap between communities and spaces to transform the LA art landscape. For several years I ran an art gallery in Hollywood, Radiant Space and am now starting a project called Performative Pop-Ups to continue to bring events to new locations. I work with individual artists to connect their work to new audiences and collectors.
Have you noticed the curling of the Marah macrocarpa's (wild cucumber) vines? Twisting and turning across space to grow? Or the cycle of a California Buckwheat flower, from pink bud to rusty chaff? The expression of a plant's life is a constant dance with itself and the environment. Join dancer and choreographer Mia Orozco in the TPF gardens to deepen your relationship to California native plants through dance.
Everyone can learn through movement! This is a class for all ranges, no prior experience necessary. The goal is to practice and embody a language without words. This class will take place across various parts of the TPF gardens inspired by the plants, geography, wildlife and self-expression. Involving individual and group work, with time for reflection and sharing, we ask that students come ready to move and dance!
Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring water and dress for weather. This class involves moving on a steep, uneven path.
For children 12 years old and up.
After eating her spicy food the dancer gets hotter and hotter by the moment and needs to cool off. Shot around nostalgic parts of Los Angeles where I grew up. 818 pays homage to my 90s childhood and hometown. It was amazing to receive this honor to be the choreographer for a film in my hometown.
This film was made possible by a commission from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Many thanks to DCA's Performing Arts Division, the Los Angeles Dance Worker Coalition, and City of Los Angeles Council District 2 and Council District 3 for their generous support.
One of the fashion films I worked on this year will be screening at this beautiful free event on September 13th in Santa Monica. Directed by Casey Puhr.
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Created by Olivia Mia Orozco in collaboration with Julienne Mackey and presented inside Laurie Shapiro’s installations in Los Angeles this July 2022. Informed by Hopi creation and agricultural mythology, and Hopi Folktales, the work blends these influences to create an inspired story honoring the earth and bringing lessons from the past to enrich our futures collectively. The work plays with themes of the infinite nature of reality and the interconnectedness in us all.
This is Olivia's newest full length dance theater performance work. Stay tuned as we find the next location for this evolving performance to be presented.
This was a wonderful opportunity where I got to show artwork by Gustavo Oviedo and BG gallery at an event celebrating Fluf world Nfts. We created a beautiful in-person experience with physical art and performances. I was also able to bring in Plain Jane and The Mushroom Latte as sponsors as well as various press and art industry attendees.