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(E) Croatian Choreographer debuts in Massachusetts this weekend
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  08/8/2003 | Culture And Arts | Unrated
(E) Croatian Choreographer debuts in Massachusetts this weekend

 

American debut Irma Omerzo a Croatian modern-dance choreographer

This event is this weekend. It comes from today's NY Times. John Kraljic

JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL. Batoto Yetu, a New York-based company of
children from 6 to 18, will dance and drum in Julio Leitao's "Nzinga" at
the Ted Shawn Theater. Tonight at 8; tomorrow at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at
2 p.m. Ted Shawn Theater. Tickets: $35 (matinees); $40 (evenings); $10
for children 13 and under (all performances). At the Doris Duke Studio
Theater, Irma Omerzo, a Croatian modern-dance choreographer making her
American debut, will present a dance about love. Tonight at 8:15;
tomorrow at 2:15 and 8:15 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets: $20. Free
events include "Marge's and Matt's Movies," an illustrated talk by show
dancers Marge Champion and Matt Mattox, tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the
Blake's Barn, and performances at 6:30 p.m. by Bill Young & Dancers
(tonight) and Pillow student jazz dancers (tomorrow) at the Simon
Performance Space. Jacob's Pillow, George Carter Road, Becket, Mass.,
(413) 243-0745 or www.jacobspillow.org   (Dunning).

Op-ed:

Irma Omerzo - dancer and choreographer; in 1991 she graduated from the Centre Nationale de Danse Contemporaine d'Angers in France. In Paris, she first assisted in projects by choreographer Andy Degroat in company Red Not's, and then joined the DCA company under artistic direction of Philippe Decoufle in 1993. There she danced in Petite Piece Montee, Denise, Decodex, Ceremonie de Festival de Film a Cannes, Abracadabra, Triton 2ter, and Shazam. As assistant of the choreographer Philippe Decoufle she worked on Shazam and Cyrk 13. As choreographer she created the short pieces: Veza (quartet), Symphony of Fresh Fruits Falling in Cascades (quartet), and I Love Bean Soup (solo). Mi-Nous is her first full-length show. After the creation of Mi-Nous in 2001, she founded Compagnie MARMOT.

Irma Omerzo, Draskoviceva 62, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia,irma.omerzo@zg.hinet.hr

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