Margaret Ogas is a dancer and choreographer who makes funky, spunky, socially engagesd performances. Using an interdisciplinary approach rooted in dance, her works tell surreal everyday stories through a collage of movement, text and sound. Margaret’s choreography has been presented at the Walker Art Center, the Cedar Cultural Center, The Minnesota Museum of American Art, Bryant Lake Bowl, Center for Performing Arts, and on sidewalks in South Minneapolis. She is a teaching artist at Young Dance and serves on the board of Language Attitude, a group developing culturally relevant, arts-based programs in the fields of education, media, and communications. Margaret grew up in Milwaukee, WI and is a proud midwestern Chicana. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Fantasmamamá: A Powderhorn Ghost Story
Directored by Jeffrey Wells
Fantasmamamá: A Powderhorn Ghost Story, follows a young woman’s dreamlike journey through heartache, grief and resilience. Paying tribute to her neighborhood and Chicana roots, she navigates the ghosts that dwell in her everyday life with moments of both darkness and whimsy. Choreographed specifically for the Pillsbury House lobby, this work uses a collage of dance, narrative and ritual to transform the space into a site for catharsis and flair.
Features the voice of Veera Vasandani
Features music by: Xenia Rubinos, Spellling, Girl in a Coma, Selena