Oguri

A native of Japan, Oguri is an internationally acclaimed dancer who has been described as a master at redirecting the way one sees and encounters the physical environment, his dance emphasizing the unpredictable. A resident of Southern California since 1990, Oguri teaches and performs worldwide, including site-specific work in nature and urban landscapes – plazas, architectures, and streets – improvising and collaborating with musicians, sculptors, painters, poets, and visual artists. He is an artist-in- residence at the Electric Lodge in Venice, California where he conducts Body Weather Laboratory training workshop, a forum for investigating the body and dance. Subsequent works includes Kalpa, performed at Getty Center, Los Angeles (2012), Cold Dream Colour performed with with the Arcane Collective at REDCAT (2012), Caddy! Caddy! Caddy!, William Faulkner Dance Project (2010), Xing, a performance shot by Morleigh Steinberg, screened at the Getty Center during Dance Camera West (2003). He has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, New England Foundation of the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, and Center for Cultural Innovation, The Metabolic Studio, The Japan Foundation and among others. He is co-artistic director of Arcane Collective.