Olivia Mia Orozco Saper's work explores the relationship between the mind and body both as it concerns itself with the movement of dance and from a philosophical point of view. Her work questions and redefines perspective. She enjoys using the camera lens to aid the audience in seeing new facets of the atmosphere in which the dancer is living that may not otherwise be seen in a proscenium setting. It questions the notions of time and from how many viewpoints time can be measured.
As a female artist, she explores the defining characteristics of women and is interested in archetypal figures while also questioning the shapings of the modern woman. Her work weaves tales from ancient myths to Hollywood thrillers to create work that both pays homage to classical dance while still maintaining a fresh look of the twenty-first century in its interwoven form. Slicing and mingling the old and new, she creates work that aims at authentically presenting her story, thoughts, dreams, and ambitions to audiences worldwide via the use of technology and live performance.
Olivia Mia Orozco Saper, attended the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BFA in dance and a minor in philosophy. She has performed as a dancer throughout Los Angeles, New York, and Mexico with various choreographers including John Zullo, Rebeca Hernandez, Lula Washington, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Svea Schneider, Marjolane Auger, and Un-jin Kim. She choreographed and performed for the visual artist Scott Benzel inside the Hubble Telescope and recently presented her choreography in the Los Angeles Exchange Festival presented by Performance Project.
As a choreographer, her first successes came from her work for singer Mayer Hawthorne choreographing music videos and his west coast tour. The video for “Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’ won the best choreography at the Silver Sound Music Video competition in Brooklyn NY. She has also had the opportunity to choreograph music videos for Glume, Freckle, Widowspeak, Tuxedo, David Olney, Michael Isley, Goldygram, and Mayer Hawthorne and danced in videos for Kina Grannis, Talib Kweli, and The Forms, and choreographed the live show for Gordon Voidwell. Olivia also choreographs fashion shows both at NYFW and LAFW. She is excited to be choreographing commercials now.
In the world of film, Olivia choreographed, produced, and directed the short film Temporal which screened at the Colombia Gorge International Film Festival and in the International Dancefilmfestival Brussels in Belgium as well as throughout New York City and online. Her short documentary “Focus On Mexico” won most thought-provoking at the Colombia Gorge International Film Festival in 2016 and has been screened in the UK as well as across the US. Her short art film "Take Me To The Color" was part of the Paris Film Festival as well as the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art online film festival and recently in person at the Torrance Art Museum. She is now the Director of the Los Angeles Dance Shorts Film Festival.
Olivia also has been seen both acting and dancing in numerous commercials for brands such as Levi’s, Pepsi, Envision Properties, Stuyvesant Cigarettes, Stony Brook Hospital, Sanford Brown Trade School, Hulu, The Dude’s Brewery, Facebook, Snapchat, Delta, Tuborg Beer, Facebook, Red Bull, and most recently Prius.
Olivia was the director at Radiant Space for the past few years. The shows she produced have been featured on CBS News, LA Magazine, Artillery, LA Weekly, Art and Cake, LA Reveal, and VoyageLA. Thousands of attendees were able to witness these shows for free including work by artists: Peter Mars, Laurie Shapiro, Darren Sarken, Alexandra Carter, Ilaria de Plano, Makan Negahban, Todd Anderson, Johnny Otto, Megan Jorgenson, Jordon Domont, Justin Fry, and Chad Muska.
Currently, she is building a new project called Performative Pop-Ups to bring performances to unique locations. She also works with individual artists as an art consultant to connect their work with new audiences and collectors.