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"The language of pure dance is neither easy to read nor easy to speak. Oslund + Company has not only mastered this kinetic medium, but is able to use it to communicate both deeply and eloquently the uncertainty of life."


Tanya Ignacio, Tonic Magazine


OSLUND + CO / DANCE

was founded with the mission to support the highest quality contemporary dance through choreography, performance,and education. Mary Oslund founded the Company in 1977 with a focus on the development of her work and contributions to the growth of contemporary dance regionally and nationally.

Oslund strives to create work that engages others in insightful, passionate, and sophisticated exchange. Her choreography is marked by rigorous and expressive physicality, movement invention, intricate group work, and unusual partnering. Oslund's artistic vision is singular and idiosyncratic, technically complex and emotionally layered, urban and contemporary.

Based in Portland, Oregon, the Company has featured many of the region's finest performers and collaborating artists through more than two decades of work in the Pacific Northwest. Oslund + Company currently consists of ten highly skilled dancers:




Oslund + Company/Dance reaches dance audiences through performances that are intellectually challenging, emotionally evocative and relevant to our times. The company’s goal is to present work that engages viewers and participants in rewarding, insightful, and sophisticated exchange, and to create a relationship with audiences which deepens over time.