Irish contemporary dance in Riga



E-Motional Bodies & Cities invites to the guest performance by


Liv O’Donoghue & Maria Nilsson Waller


TEN: white/grey studies in movement 


 June 17th, 2012, 19:00, Daile’s theatre small stage

In frames of Time To Dance 2012 international dance festival



Choreographer: Liv O’Donoghue

Composer: Tom Lane

Dancers: Liv O’Donoghue & Maria Nilsson Waller

Musician:  Bryan O’Connell

Photographer: Luca Truffarelli.


TEN explores the idea of bodies constructed in shape in space. Through an articulated, nuanced vocabulary, connections between the dancers are lost and found again. Themes of birdsong, touch and conversation are amplified in a landscape of movement and sound.TEN was created following a year of movement research facilitated through a Bursary awarded by the Arts Council.


Liv O’Donoghue trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the UK, graduating with the Outstanding Achievement award in 2007. As a choreographer, her work has been shown as part of the Dublin Dance Festival, DancEUnion at the Southbank Centre  (London), The New Choreography Showcase (London), Bealtaine Festival (Sligo), Immersia/LEAP (Berlin) and the DMJ International Video Dance Festival (Japan). To date, Liv has worked with companies and choreographers including Henri Oguike, Carol Brown, junk ensemble, Material Sequence, and Darshan Singh Bhuller. Liv has been working with Liz Roche Company since 2009, touring throughout the USA and Europe. Liv is an Associate Artist of Dance Ireland.


Maria Nilsson Waller is educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School (contemporary) and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. After graduation she worked with Cannes Jeune Ballet (artistic directior Monique Loudieres) where she also choreographed a number of pieces for the company. She has danced in pieces by, among others, Swedish choreographers Per Jonsson, Helena Franzén and Bo Arenander, New York-based Susan Rethorst and French choreographer Hervé Koubi.

Since her moving to Ireland in 2009 she has, beside her own work, also danced in pieces by Fiona Quilligan, Aoife McAtamney, Liadain Herriott and Liv O´Donoghue.

Bryan O’Connell is a drummer/percussionist, improviser and composer of rhythmic acoustic and electronic music. He is currently working as recording and touring drummer for several Irish bands, and has become involved in composing and performing music and sound design for dance theatre, collaborating in recent years with Junk Ensemble and composer Tom Lane (A collaboration which won Best Production in the 2011 Fringe Festival) and others. He is currently co-writing a piece for performance in Brooklyn Academy Of Music with Eric Friedlander and is preparing for tours of Germany and England. Bryan is currently researching the work of Jaki Liebezeit.

Tom Lane is a composer, singer and muli-instrumentalist living in Dublin. He studied composition at Balliol College Oxford, the London Royal Academy of Music and the Berlin University of the Arts.  Music for stage works includes: Sometimes we break (Junk Ensemble at Tate Britain), Bird with Boy (Junk Ensemble at ABSOLUT FRINGE 2011),  Ten: white grey studies in movement (Liv O’Donoghue at New Movements 2010 & Dublin Dance Festival 2011), Listowel Syndrome (Emma Martin at ABSOLUT Fringe 2010/Dublin Dance Festival 2011), Experimental Evensong and COROKINESIS for the choir of Christ Church Cathedral (ABSOLUT FRINGE 2010 and 2011), Abenteuer Im Einrichtungshaus (Opera by Tom Lane, Berlin/Hamburg/London 2009 and 2010).














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