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Swedish artist brings new Blanca work to Dance Limerick Swedish artist brings new Blanca work to Dance Limerick


Swedish artist brings new Blanca work to Dance Limerick



Pictured: Maria Nilsson Waller, Swedish dance artist,will bring Blanca, a new dance work, to Dance Limerick next month.

Swedish contemporary dance artist Maria Nilsson Waller brings her new work Blanca to Dance Limerick on Thursday 3rd December at 8pm.  In Blanca, cutting edge jazz (by Klabbes Bank and Je Suis!) meets a mix of organic, computer generated visuals and compelling choreography.  Inspired by psychology, video games, creation myths and hours of improvisation, Blanca is a visual, moving and poetic reflection on the Sami, Scandinavia’s indigenous people, and a journey of raw sound and physicality.  Tickets €12/€10 from the Dance Limerick website, below, or on the door.

Maria Nilsson Waller is a choreographer, performer, musician and designer.  She has successfully developed and presented independent dance work across Europe since 2007, often bringing dance to unexpected places and communities.  Maria has received a number of commissions and awards and was elected Hoffnungsträgerin (Bearer of Hope) by German magazine Tanz (Dance) in 2015.  She is currently working with the Swedish professional football team OFK to create a new dance piece with the players in a unique collision between sport and dance.

Announcing details of the performance of Blanca in Limerick, Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, said “We’re really pleased to present this new work by Maria Nilsson Waller at Dance Limerick.  Maria is an exciting up and coming dance artist who is beginning to make a serious impression on the contemporary dance world.  I experienced her impressive performance ofBlanca at Dublin Dance Festival earlier this year and thought this piece would work beautifully in the Dance Limerick Space, as well as appealing to the wider Limerick community.  I would really recommend people to come and experience this performance of Blanca for themselves – It’s beautiful.”




Dance Limerick is a resource organisation for professional dance in Limerick and beyond.  Through performances, talks, classes, workshops, projects and residencies, Dance Limerick provides opportunities for dance to be created, experienced and discussed in many ways, by all ages.  For further details, see the Dance Limerick website, below.

Performed by Maria Nilsson Waller.
Choreography, lighting design, costume design: Maria Nilsson Waller.
Music: Magnus Vikberg, Klas-Henrik Horngren.
Video: José Miguel Jimenez.

“Maria’s movement quality is supreme… pure and entirely mesmerising”, Irish Theatre Magazine.  Audience note: Performance includes flashing lights

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