The American Composers Forum will host a Twin Cities Composer/Choreographer Meet-Up in collaboration with internationally acclaimed dance artist Maureen Fleming and renowned Irish composer and violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire with Maureen Fleming Company designer Christopher Odo on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm CST at the Landmark Center (75 5th Street West, Suite 522, Saint Paul, MN 55102).
The American Composers Forum invites composers and choreographers from the Twin Cities area to learn more about the working process and engage in conversation with Maureen Fleming, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Christopher Odo regarding the collaborative process in creating Wildflowers, A Feminine Genesis. To attend this conversation please RSVP by 5 pm CST Thursday, October 17, 2019.
Each artist who submits an RSVP for the October 21st conversation will receive a discount code for $5 off regular Adult tickets to the 7:30 pm Saturday, October 26 performance of
Maureen Fleming – Wildflowers,
A Feminine Genesis
at The O’Shaughnessy.
For further information regarding the performance, visit
The O’Shaughnessy website.
The performance of Wildflowers is supported by Fulbright Ireland, La MaMa, Irish Arts Center, Celtic Junction Arts Center, Irish Arts Council, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish Arts worldwide, Galway County Council, NUI Galway, Irish World Academy, Áras Éanna Arts Centre.
Maureen Fleming is renowned for her original form of visual theater. With the discipline of a classicist and the imagination of an iconoclast Fleming connects cultures and art forms in an interdisciplinary celebration of femininity and the universality of the soul’s journey. A Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, S. Korea, Colombia and Latvia, her solo and group works have toured spanning five continents including the Spoleto Festival in Italy, FILO Festival Brazil, Performing America’s Tour Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay, the O’ Shaughnessy Women of Substance Series in St. Paul, Jacob’s Pillow Festival, Emerson Majestic and Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston and NY City Center Fall for Dance Festival. “She appeared to transcend the material world and enter the realm of pure spirit…wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.”–The New York Times
Colm Mac Con Iomaire is a Violinist & Multi instrumentalist Composer from Dublin. He is a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish band The Frames. For the last 25 years they’ve toured internationally and to sold out venues all across the world. Colm released his first solo instrumental record The Hare’s Corner in 2008 to critical acclaim. The follow up album this April, And Now The Weather, was an Irish top Ten. He toured the record in USA, Australia and Europe. His music draws on a wide range of styles and influences ranging from classical to traditional, though his music has a unique sound all of it’s own. Colm writes for feature film, contemporary dance, animation, television and theatre. Colm tours as a composer with a full band and also a solo artist. His music for the animated short film, Late Afternoon, was nominated for a 2019 Academy Award.
Christopher Odo has worked as a designer and performer with Maureen Fleming Company in the USA, Asia, Europe and South America. Designs and performances include New York’s City Center Fall for Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Festival and festivals in Italy, Mexico, Iceland, France, Germany, Russia, and at La MaMa E.T.C., Cleveland Museum, Virginia Museum, Emerson Majestic Theater and Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston among others. Before joining Maureen Fleming Company he performed with butoh artist Min Tanaka in Delphi, danced with Solaris/Lakota, a cross-cultural project with Native American artists in the USA, Africa, France and Sweden. He performed Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Public Theater and Lincoln Center Institute and danced in the original Tony award production, M. Butterfly.
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Deborah Jinza Thayer