Of Moving Colors (OMC) is a contemporary dance-theatre organization dedicated to creating and presenting excellent performances and community-based dance activities that inspire, educate, and stimulate. OMC is equally committed to offering admirable opportunities to dancers in our community in the form of master-classes, guest residencies, and paid work in order to further the validity of the dance profession in Louisiana.
In the Company of Dancers (ITCOD) was founded in 1987 by Lisa Hooks Murray to bring modern dance to as many people as possible, both through educational outreaches and major productions. In 1998 Garland Goodwin Wilson was announced Artistic Director of the Company. ITCOD went through a merger with Wilson's collaborative company, Of Moving Colors Productions (OMC). OMC believes that bringing the arts together represents a critical element to the culture of any city. Each year OMC brings together dance, theatre, live music, and the visual arts through major productions and educational outreaches. OMC also brings in top-flight guest artists for Master Classes, choreography, and special programs for neighborhoods and schools.
In the wake of the years of overlooked racial injustice, we’d like to share with you some thoughts and discussions that have permeated our company and engaged our staff and dancers. Of Moving Colors Productions was founded with a vision for diversity. With this said, we can do better. Always. We support inclusion, unity, justice, repentance, resetting, mercy and change. The world will not change until we do. We stand strong with the voices, hearts and minds who strive for a just society. We were created for something much larger than ourselves. We can do better. Of Moving Colors has a voice in the conversation, a heart that’s open to acknowledge another’s pain and a responsibility to stand tall as we lift each other upward. We are committed to working hard, being mindful and focusing on how black lives absolutely matter. We are proud to stand for racial equality and make space for the mission.