Maria Nilsson Waller joined forces with electronica group THE SEI in 2017, and have since created a series of performances, talks and workshops exploring our relation to nature and environment, natural intelligence, evolution, metamorphoses, gender and sexuality, community and social dreaming.
Through all their work Flora Fauna Project wish to welcome, engage and guide people onto a path of autonomy and empowerment.
To truly love we need to learn to access our own bodies and emotions, to empathise with each other as well as with our greater environment. This project is a response and solution to some of the most urgent and deep needs in todays society. Through performances, workshops and audience conversations, performers and audiences will be challenged and empowered to greater agency as human beings. The project reminds and inspires both performers and audiences to look within, honestly and bravely in order to retrieve their most authentic selves, and with that a truer and more planet conscious sense of discernment.
Flora Fauna Project spans: Metamorphosis - a digital solo piece | Audience Talks in collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral Dublin | Public workshops in partnership with DCC and D-light studios Dublin | Stage performance The Forest choreographed for and with 80 school children from the Dublin suburb Ballyfermot in partnership with DCC’s Children’s Arts In Libraries Project | Lumen - new work for stage | The RIVER - a piece for 17 women of Dublin's north east inner city, Project Arts Centre. | Dance Platforms programming Irish and internatinal dance in Dublin.
Flora + Fauna stage performance.
Cast: Lucia Wickham, Marcia Liu, Kevin Coquelard, Elin Hedin
Supported by: Dance Ireland, Pohjanmaan tanssin aluekeskus /Regionala danscentret Österbotten, Riksteatern Sweden, Kostnärnämnden and Region Jämtland Härjedalen.
Choreography: Maria Nilsson Waller
Music: Stace Gill/THE SEI
Visual design: Maria Nilsson Waller
Text: Emma Fitzgerald
Up coming performances:
9 Oct 2019, Lumen, Ballina Art Centre
16 Apr 2019 Metamorphosis, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin 19.00
25 Jan 2019 Flora + Fauna D-Light Studios, Dublin, 20.00,
7 Nov 2018 Flora + Fauna, Ballyfermot Library, Dublin 10.30, 12.00
1 Nov 2018 Flora + Fauna, Jamtli Exercishall, Östersund. 20.00
Studio residency, Konstnärsnämnden Stockholm 2019.05.27-2019.06.09
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