Contemporary Barre Fusion: Maria Nilsson Waller
- Mon 13 Jul 2020 - Thu 16 Jul 2020
- 10:30 - 11:30
- Online through Zoom
Maria Nillson Waller will teach a fusion barre which incorporates influences from Ballet, Yoga, Cunningham, Graham, Mattox, Klein.
This class will also integrate some floor work and breathing exercises.
This practice is intended to give a good physical daily maintenance, that is really all-round, versatile and works holistically with body, mind and spirit.
Image by Marcelo Biglia
Maria Nilsson Waller is a dance artist, choreographer, teacher and designer. She trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet school, ECSD Rosella Hightower, Cannes and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She has been working freelance across Europe since 2004, and since 2009 based in Dublin. In 2018 she founded multidisciplinary production house Flora Fauna Project together with Irish composer and videoartist Stace Gill/The Sei.
Over the past 10 years her work has been presented at a number of venues in France, Sweden, U.K and Ireland, through a.o Dublin Dance Festival ( Walker 2011, Last Land 2012, Blanca 2015, Merry.Go.Round 2017), Cannes Jeune Ballet (22nd Century, Med en doft av snö, 2009), Estrad Norr (Ingenmansland, 2011, Last Land, 2012, Stream/Walker, 2013, Blanca 2015) Ballina Art Centre (Lumen, 2019), Firkin Crane (Prime, 2016) Dance Limerick (Merry.Go.Round, 2018) and Project Arts Centre (The River, 2020).
Maria regularly collaborates with artists from other disciplines such as musicians, photographers, theatre and filmmakers and also composes music and design for her own work. She teaches regular professional class at Dance Ireland and the College of Dance, Dublin. Apart from this she has also together with drummer Magnus Vikberg completed over 200 workshops in contemporary dance for primary schools in the north of Sweden between 2012-2015 through Skapande Skola.
She was elected Hoffnungsträgerin 2015 by Tanzmagazin, and was a Dance Ireland Associate Artist 2013/2014. She received the prestigious HATCH residency by Dance Ireland 2017, as well as Riksteaterns Production Residency, 2018 for Flora Fauna Project. She is Dance Artist in Residency at D-Light Studios, Dublin and a board member of Dance Ireland.