The Moving Company is an intergenerational company with a mission to create new works and to restage historical pieces. UNO does not have a dance major or minor so the Company members include students from various disciplines ranging from engineering to criminal justice to communications. The Company has been in existence since 1935 (called Orchesis in the early years) and has sponsored residencies and/or master classes with numerous companies and artists including Alwin Nikolais, Alvin Ailey, Bill Evans, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet, Pilobolus, Victoria Marks, Carol Mezzacappa, Sara Pearson, Patrik Widrig, Shirley Ririe, Mary Waugh Taylor, Jeff Curtis, Maya Taylor, and Stephanie Kelley.
The Moving Company annually presents a salon or studio production and produces or participates in a formal modern dance concert. Most recently, the Company has collaborated on site-specific works for the Joslyn Art Museum, the Omaha Public Library, Glacier Creek Prairie, St. Cecilia's Cathedral, the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge, UNO's Percussion Ensemble and Ensemble 768, Holland Center for the Performing Arts, Creighton Dance Company and the Durham Western Heritage Museum. The Company hosts a "Dance for the People Series" that offers Tribal Style Belly Dancing, Latin Dance, Social Dance, African Dance and Drumming and International Folk Dance. For information on current and upcoming events, including auditions, click on Events in the left menu.
The Moving Company welcomes UNO students and dancers from the community to audition. For more information contact Professor Josie Metal-Corbin, (Director) Lauren Kotulak Bartels (Associate Director) and Danielle Laurion (Choreographer in Residence) at (402) 554-2670.