Dance Alumna Margaret Ogas receives Jerome Hill Award
Congratulations to Magaret Ogas on winning the Jerome Hill Award! Her dance is rooted in Chicana cultural sensibilities and tells everyday surreal stories.
For her fellowship statement, Margaret says, "I am a dancer and improviser who is interested in the way choreography can be used to tell stories and traverse the messy, layered nature of identity.
My dances weave personal narrative and thoughtful aesthetic choices to connect with audiences through humor and heartfelt storytelling, intentionally blending the everyday with the surreal. I am inspired by the political spirit of the Chicano art movement and the vibrancy of communities I find myself within and around.
During this fellowship, I will root into my choreographic practice, taking time to develop my voice and experiment in interdisciplinary modes. I will build on my connections with BIPOC and queer artists to develop and present a new ensemble work."