Indian Classic Solo Odissy Dancer
“Sharing my feeling of exuberance through my mystical experiences, transcending boundaries of everything, connecting the ancient and the contemporary”
Masako started dancing at the age of 4 with modern dance of Martha Graham Dance, additionally trained in western classical ballet, hip hop, jazz and in Tokyo, Japan. In 1996, Masako joined NRITYAGRAM, the dance village in India where they create top class Indian Classical dancers in the world. Masako stayed there for 5 years horning her dance and acting skills by intensive residence program, where she learned Indian Classical dance (Odissi), Yoga, and theatre techniques and contemporary dance.
Now she is the only Japanese Odissi dancer empaneled by Govt. of India ICCR and Culture Dept, Govt. of India. She has performed and given lecture-demonstrations and workshops in 23 countries in the last 10 years, performed for the former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Koizumi and the present Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Abe and Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Modi. She has been selected as one of the “100 most respected Japanese in the world” by the Newsweek Japan in 2008, and NHK BS 1 has made a documentary film on Masako Ono in the series of “First Japanese” in 2007. Masako Ono currently performs ODISSI and contemporary dance choreographies of her own derived from Indian classical dance form on yogic concepts and panasia themes besides Odissi dance repertoire, acting, doing voice over work for many art projects.