During her residency at Dance Limerick, Isabella Oberländer will engage in depth with a new inquiry focusing on the materiality of the body, spacial relationships and triggering new territories by exploring xenofeminist politics of alienation. “We are all alienated - but have we ever been otherwise?”*
This research aims for a visceral articulation of physicality and thought. Rooted in the dancing body, it will thrive to question and excavate, the starkness of realities and imaginative worlds of otherness. Creating an invitation to a bubbling void of movement, for the development of a new solo work. This research phase was made possible through the Individual Bursary Award of Limerick
City and County Council.
*The Xenofeminist Manifesto: A Politics of Alienation, by Laboria Cuboniks
For info on Isabella's work-in-progress sharing on 27 June click here.
Isabella Oberländer is an independent dance artist based in Limerick, Ireland. Originally from Austria, she studied at IDA - Anton Bruckner University Linz. In 2008 she moved to Ireland to work with Daghdha Dance Company, under the direction of Michael Klien. During her time with Daghdha, she worked with Lucy Suggate, Chase Granoff, Lucy Sexton, Riikka Theresa Innanen, a.o. In 2010 I participated in the DanceWEB Scholarship Program at ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival.
Over the past five years, her interest in cross disciplinary approaches has grown. Subsequently she has worked more frequently on projects situated between the performing & visual arts, with Vivienne Dick, Breda Lynch, Amanda Coogan, Sandra Minchin, Mary Nunan a.o. Recently she worked with Pietro Marullo on ‘Wreck - a list of extinct species’ Dance Limerick, performed in Sara Shelton Mann’s ‘Solo Neutral Follow’ at Dock 11, Berlin, Germany, and showed her own work ‘The End’, a durational performance installation, at What Next Festival Limerick.
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