Blanca and Inkblots the focus at Dance Limerick

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Swedish contemporary dance artist Maria Nilsson Waller brings her new work Blanca to Dance Limerick this Thursday
SWEDISH contemporary dance artist Maria Nilsson Waller is to perform her new work Blanca in Dance Limerick this Thursday, December 3 at 8pm.

SWEDISH contemporary dance artist Maria Nilsson Waller is to perform her new work Blanca in Dance Limerick this Thursday, December 3 at 8pm.

In Blanca, cutting edge jazz 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.

Jenny Traynor, director of Dance Limerick, said Maria was “an exciting up and coming dance artist who is beginning to make a serious impression on the contemporary dance world. I would really recommend people to come and experience this performance of Blanca for themselves, it’s beautiful.”

Meanwhile, Dance Limerick this Saturday night hosts Inkblots, an evening of contemporary dance and the spoken word, featuring Limerick Youth Dance and Stanzas, Limerick’s young poets.

The exploration of the poetic body and the dancing mind is the result of ten weeks collaboration between the groups.

“The collaboration came about from the need to evoke meaning,” explained Angie Smalis, leader of Limerick Youth Dance.

“The young dancers and poets have been in each other’s presence for 10 weeks and have shared many ideas, thoughts, interpretations, trials and errors, allowing the physical space and the sound of language to re-create and complement each other. Original music composed by Paddy Mulcahy, which will be performed live on the night, is adding another beautiful layer to the piece.”

Inkblots will be followed by a Closed Mic section, featuring spoken word performances. Inkblots starts at 7.30pm.

See www.dancelimerick.ie for full details.