Chris O'Rourke - The Arts Review
Seona Mac Reamoinn - Irish Times
Merry.Go.Round is a dance performance that examines our most human of concerns: the search for true love and what it is we call home.
Maria Nilsson Waller and Dance Limerick present this ethereal dance performance to Limerick audiences on Tuesday 1 May in John’s Square. Tickets €12/€10 online or €14 on the door.
'Looking beyond our world into the great vast blackness of the cosmos we find five characters orbiting each other. Some are destined to converge, others to split apart. They all long for authentic connections in this otherworldly realm of celestial bodies. Caught between construction and deconstruction it is a marvel universe both beautifully simple and incredible messy.'
With a touch of cinematic sci-fi, merry.go.round is a dance performance featuring an eclectic soundtrack including Swedish rebel jazz band Je Suis!, NASA recordings of the solar system and iconic opera classics. Performed by 5 dancers within a structure of scored improvisation, merry.go.round is never the same twice. Strange yet familiar, sometimes dejà vu, sometimes jamais vu!
The piece is the latest and final part in Maria Nilsson Waller’s triptych based on unclaimed territories, Terra Nullius. After an imagined reconstruction of Bir Tawil and Antarctica in Last Land (2012), followed by the deep-sea world of Founder (2014), Merry.Go.Round looks outwards, into the vast black space surrounding us, the dance of the celestial bodies and what it is we call home.
Other dates on the tour:
glór - Ennis
Town Hall Theatre - Galway
Ballina Arts Centre - Co. Mayo
Please contact venues individually for tickets and info.
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at