Kiro Urdin – Planetarium Dance
“KIRO HAD BEEN INSPIRED BY OTHER CULTURES, WHICH LED ME TO ENVISION A DANCE PIECE INSPIRED BY THE THEMES OF MULTICULTURALISM AND HARMONY. I DON’T WANT TO DEFINE CULTURES, BUT RATHER TO SHOW THAT OUR DIFFERENT STYLES OF DANCE CAN MERGE TOGETHER INTO ONE HOMOGENOUS GROUP.”
Kiro Urdin’s Planetarium inspired Debbie Wilson to choreograph a ballet dance. Kiro Urdin designed the set, and his friends Venko Serafimov and Vasko Serafimov composed the music.
Debbie Wilson has been creating works as an independent producer in both Ontario and Quebec since 1990. In 1994, she embarked on a new path as founder and Artistic Director of the OMO Dance Co., for which she has created a growing repertoire of critically acclaimed works.
Omo Dance Company is a dynamic, multiracial company that engages and excites its audiences through Debbie Wilson’s critically acclaimed choreography, and through collaborations with outstanding composers, artists and designers. OMO’s wide appeal to both dance-related and popular audiences has garnered Debbie Wilson the “Best Local Choreographer” award in the Toronto- based NOW Magazine’s readers’ poll for 2000, 2001 and 2003. OMO has shown an impressive annual increase in audience attendance, and is one of Toronto’s most prolific companies.
The performance Planetarium Multimedia Project was presented to Toronto, Skopje, Heraclea, Ohrid, Ankara, Chicago, Geneva, and during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations.