Merry.Go.Round by Maria Nilsson Waller
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Merry.Go.Round is a dance performance that examines our most human of concerns: the search for true love and what it is we call home.
Maria Nilsson Waller and Dance Limerick present this ethereal dance performance to Limerick audiences on Tuesday 1 May in John’s Square. Tickets €12/€10 online or €14 on the door.
‘Looking beyond our world into the great vast blackness of the cosmos we find five characters orbiting each other. Some are destined to converge, others to split apart. They all long for authentic connections in this otherworldly realm of celestial bodies. Caught between construction and deconstruction it is a marvel universe both beautifully simple and incredible messy.’ With a touch of cinematic sci-fi, merry.go.round is a dance performance featuring an eclectic soundtrack including Swedish rebel jazz band Je Suis!, NASA recordings of the solar system and iconic opera classics.
Performed by 5 dancers within a structure of scored improvisation, merry.go.round is never the same twice. Strange yet familiar, sometimes dejà vu, sometimes jamais vu! The piece is the latest and final part in Maria Nilsson Waller’s triptych based on unclaimed territories, Terra Nullius.
After an imagined reconstruction of Bir Tawil and Antarctica in Last Land (2012), followed by the deep-sea world of Founder (2014), Merry.Go.Round looks outwards, into the vast black space surrounding us, the dance of the celestial bodies and what it is we call home.
Other dates on the tour:
- 3 May glór – Ennis
- 8 May Town Hall Theatre – Galway
- 9 May Ballina Arts Centre – Co. Mayo
Please contact venues individually for tickets and info.