Contemporary with Maria Nilsson Waller

Mon 19 Sep 2022 - Fri 23 Sep 2022
10:00 - 11:30
€5 DI Students / €7 DI Members / €10 Non-members / Member 10 Class Card €50
Maria Nilsson Waller

Class will start with attention being 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. Maria’s class aims to meet the multiple, individual needs of today’s independent dancer. With a solid background in various contemporary styles, classical ballet and yoga, influences from a range of techniques appear in her class.

Making use of gravity, the different physical dynamics of the body, our minds presence, imagination and musical interaction, Maria’s class offers a structure where the dancer’s strive for artistic expression, musicality, 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 before a workday rehearsal but also as a way to connect and exchange artistic ideas within the community of dance artists in the periods between jobs.



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 is 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).

DanceHouse Protocols

Please note the following measures have been put in place for the well being of all who use DanceHouse.
Collectively, we will find a new rhythm for interacting while ensuring we follow best practice in keeping ourselves and others safe as we move in the studio space.

  • ​While changing rooms and showers are available for use by those who need them, we do encourage everyone to arrive in the clothes needed for practice, whenever possible.
  • Each group or class entering DanceHouse has a specific time to do so, 15 minutes before their class starts. 
    This is done to minimise crossover between groups entering and leaving, keep the flow in the building and to prevent clusters of people in the foyer and stairs.   
    Unfortunately, you cannot come earlier than above to keep the number of people at the safest level.
    All participants must leave the studio promptly after class – time for cool down will be part of the class and there will not be additional time in the studio after class for this.
    These times are scheduled to limit the crossover of people entering and leaving.
  • Please read the full protocols HERE

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