Irma Omerzo was born in 1969 in Zagreb where she presently lives.
Dance education:
1989-1991 – contemporary dance education at the National Centre of Contemporary Dance in Angers (CNDC Angers), France
2009-2012 Feldenkrais Training programme at Accord Mobile in Paris, taught by Myriam Pffefer
After collaboration with the choreographer Andy Degroat in France, she entered the Company DCA (1993-2001), under the artistic direction of Philippe Decouflé. She danced in the performances: Petites pièces montées, Denise, Decodex, Ceremonie de Festival de film à Cannes, Abracadabra, Triton 2ter, Shazam. She worked as a choreographer’s assistant in the performances: Shazam, Cyrk 13 and Tricodex. From 2003 till 2005 she was a member of the F.V. Company in France under the artistic direction of François Verret. She danced in the performance “Chantier Musil”.
In 2001 she has founded an artistic organisation MARMOT, whose projects become more and more recognised at the international contemporary dance scene, where they often represent Croatian dance scene for the first time.
She is the author of the performances:
– Meteo (2012.)
– Technique (2011)
– Nothing (2010)
– Visit (2009)
– Third short programme – Trisolistice (2008)
– A suit doesn’t make a man (2008)
– Foto-plession (2007)
– Short programme No.1 (2006)
– Euro vision (2005)
– „It’s not my cup of tea…“ (2003)
– Mi-Nous (2001)
Autorica je plesnih filmova:
She is the author of the dance films:
– Dancing with… (2012)
– Expecting Nikola (2009)
– Trisolistice (2008)
– In our city (2003)
– Why do I love dance? (2002)
She is the author of the conceptual and socially engaged dance projects: “Some strange kind”, “Questionnaire for the dance audience”, “The dance space”, “ All for 10 Kunas “ and of the research project “Let’s go on with movement! “.
Together with Damir Bartol Indoš and Vili Matula she is the co-author of the theatre performance “Swinging” (2001) and “Who are you and what gives you the right?” (2011). she collaborates with the visual artists Igor Grubić, as a choreographer on internationally awarded video work “East side story“, and with Boris Greiner in experimental films “November” and “Secret agent L. Flint”.
She works as a movement assistant in theatre performances, as well as performances for children directed by: Robert Waltl, Mislav Brečić, Senka Bulić, Zlatko Sviben, Oliver Frljić, Aleksandar Popovski …
In 2011, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of MARMOT, she got the price of the Croatian Association of Dance artists (UPUH) for her choreographic and pedagogic work, as well as for her involvement in the improvement of the position of dancers and the contemporary dance scene in general.
In 2012 she received the special price „Zlatni smijeh“ at the festival “Dani satire” for the choreography in the performance „Prolazi sve“ by Dubravko Mihanović, directed by Oliver Frljić.
For many years she has held workshops and dance classes in Croatia and abroad (France, USA, Japan, Slovenia, Ukraine, Estonia…)
She uses Feldenkrais Method as a principal means of broadening her knowledge about the human body and its potentials, in her artistic as well as pedagogical work. As a certified educator she gives regular ATM and FI sessions as well as Feldenkrais workshops.