This month, Irish choreographer Philip Connaughton and Swedish choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller will have the Irish premiere of their most recent pieces, as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2017. Both choreographers are based in Dublin and both pieces connect to outer space (though Philip immediately disputes this in the conversation that follows). DRAFF brought these artists together to discuss the ideas and research that feed their work; their conversation ricocheted from outer space, to myth making, to nomads, to embodying chairs and glaciers, to the magic of imagination in performance.
merry.go.round by Maria Nilsson Waller runs at the Samuel Beckett from the 23rd - 24th May. Philip Connaughton's Extraterrestrial Events runs at the Samuel Beckett Theatre from the 27th - 28th May. More at dublindancefestival.ie.
Headline image: merry.go.round [Klaas Boelen]
Images 1 + 2: Extraterrestrial Events in rehearsal [Luca Truffarelli]
Images 3 + 4: merry.go.round in the studio [Jose Miguel Jimenez]
Posted: 4th May 2017