Mizu Desierto is a butoh-influenced, contemplative-organic dance artist living in Portland, Oregon. She is the founder and artistic director of Water in the Desert (WITD).
WITD is a Portland-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to presenting cross-cultural contemporary performances and educational events that respond to our collective need to forge meaning and connection with each other and our environment. Through each of our various projects and programs, we strive to integrate creative expression with practical solutions for sustainable communities and lands. It is the mission of Water in the Desert to do this in a way that showcases the global influence of butoh, physical theatre, contemporary performance and other genres which seek to connect with audiences through the creation of emotional and primal states of intimacy. Themes often examined in WITD productions include ritual, identity, ecology and diversity.