As part of her Residency, Maria will host morning class for local professional and advanced level dancers. Maria has a solid background in various Contemporary styles, Classical Ballet and Yoga, influences from a range of techniques appear in her class. Her class aims to meet the multiple, individual needs of todays independent dancers.
Attention is given to correct alignment of the skeleton to achieve greater freedom and mobility in joints and muscular systems, aiming for a healthy and sustainable use of the body. Making use of gravity, the different physical dynamics of the body, our minds presence, imagination and musical interaction, her classes offers a structure where the dancer’s strive for artistic expression, physical virtuosity and daily maintenance goes hand in hand. The class combines choreographed and improvised exercises and wishes to function not only as a place for dancers to prepare and develop body and mind, but also as a way to connect and exchange artistic ideas within the community of dance artists.
Maria Nilsson Waller trained at the Royal Swedish Balletschool and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer across Europe since 2004, and since 2009 is based in Dublin. As a performer she has danced in pieces by Liv O’Donoghue (IRE), Bo Arenander, Per Jonsson, Helena Franzén (SE), Susan Rethorst (NY), Hervé Koubi, Myriam Naisy (FR) Cahoots NI (U.K) and Fiona Quilligan (IRE). Her own work has been presented at a number of venues in France, Sweden and Ireland, through a.o Cannes Jeune Ballet (22nd Century, Med en doft av snö, 2009), Estrad Norr (Ingenmansland, 2011, Last Land, 2012, Stream, 2013) and Dublin Dance Festival (Walker, 2011, Last Land 2012). Maria is a Dance Ireland Associate Artist 2013/2014.
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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
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