My name is Una Wiplinger and I work as musician/composer, dancer/choreographer and performer/performance maker in Vienna and The Hague.
Under my artist name OONA MINOO I create and perform my own music and dance/theatre performances.
I studied Rhythmics/Music and Movement Education and Performance ( a transdisciplinary method of approaching music and movement) at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, with a special focus on classical piano and singing. At the Royal Conservatoire The Hague I followed and deepened my interest in innovative formats of music presentation and performance practice.
Coming from a background in classical piano and having a passion for singing and inventing songs ever since I can remember, my compositions are almost always connected to the piano and the voice. My music projects range from contemporary-classical instrumental pieces, over song-like works for voice, loop station and synthesizer to music for theatre, dance performances and children songs.
For me, music is strongly connected to movement and both disciplines play an integral part in my works. In my dance performances, music is often the inspiration or especially created for the piece. Movement research and improvisation are fundamentally for discovering my own way of bodily expression and creating choreographic material.
Trained as a contemporary dancer with a special focus on improvisation and floorwork, I am continuously following lessons at professional training centers in Austria, Belgium and Netherlands, like Tanzquartier Wien and Henny Jurriëns Stichting in Amsterdam.
Also having a background in acting (theater improvisation, TV and movie productions), I am involved in various theater and dance projects.
Together with the textile designer Claire Chatel I cofounded the artistic collective TextilTanz, which explores the connection and possibilities between dance and costume/textile material.