50 min | 2018 | Black or white box | Medium/Large space | Live music
Maria Nilsson Waller join forces with electronica group THE SEI in an immersive stage experience exploring our relation to nature and environment, tipping point and the fear of the wild through eyes of botany and 80’s sci-fi.
The performers exist in a interconnected matrix of set, light and sound, affecting each other and the space in a chain of cause and effect.
FLORA FAUNA PROJECT is exploring the body as way to return to nature, to the animal instinct inside, to unlock the body’s intelligence and better learn to listen the natural world again. Flora Fauna is a highly visual and thought provoking experience bringing some of our times greatest challenges to light. The project is not only a seductive dance/music performance, the shows also follow up with engaging audience conversations and open workshops. Looking at the body as a way to return to nature, empathy is triggered for each other and the earth. The artists involved not only want to make work that entertains or comments, but provokes action for a more autonomous and sustainable world.
Flora Fauna Project is currently working with 80 5th grade students in Ballyfermot, in a unique initiative by Dublin City Council’s Children’s Art in Libraries Project. After 2 months of workshops that brings the children through the creative process and score, the students will perform their version of Flora Fauna in February 2019 together with professional dancers and THE SEI.
Choreography: Maria Nilsson Waller
Music: Stace Gill/THE SEI
Visual design: Maria Nilsson Waller
Cast: Lucia Wickham, Marcia Liu, Kevin Coquelard, Elin Hedin
Text: Emma Fitzgerald
Dramaturg: Liv O'Donoghue
Marketing manager: Noelia Ruiz
Supported by: Dance Ireland, Pohjanmaan tanssin aluekeskus /Regionala danscentret Österbotten, Riksteatern Sweden, Kostnärnämnden and Region Jämtland Härjedalen.
Up coming performances:
1 Nov 2018 Jamtli Exercishall, Östersund. 20.00
7 Nov 2018 Ballyfermot Library, Dublin 10.30, 12.00
25 Jan 2019 D-Light Studios, Dublin, 20.00
Riksteatern production residence Stockholm 2018.10.08-2018.10.28
Developement in community D-Light Studios, Dublin 2018.05.19-2018.06.02
HATCH residency, Dance Ireland
2017.11.08 - 2017.12.16
Work in progress sharing 17.08.10 @Kuntsi, Vaasa | Nordiska Dansresidenset
Professional morning class
Flora + Fauna
D-Light Studios, Dublin
PREMIER Flora + Fauna
Flora + Fauna
Production residency Riksteatern, Stockholm
18.05.01 Dance Limerick
18.05.02 Glor, Ennis
18.05.08 Townhall, Galway
18.05.09 Ballina Artscentre
Work in progress sharing Flora + Fauna, 16.00. @danceireland.
HATCH residency, @danceireland
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