The Instrument teaching is a physical laboratory, offering a wide and rich practice / experience through the senses, the articulation of movement in time and space and the imagination. The act of 'the body as an instrument' suggests a deep attitude of perception and exploration. In many respects it allows the body and its plural systems to guide us, to live, behave and create in synchronization with our visions, perspectives and intelligence. This is manifested through form, energy, rhythm, touch and resonance. Along our practice we develop awareness, availability for new information and broadening of physical capacities. Clarity of presence in action is offered in every momentary task, and the importance of pleasure is placed in high priority. The class is conducted with flexible transitions between tasks, states, games and attentiveness. Re-orienting information in space and time is kept dynamic and alive, un-concluded and exposed to social updates, humanness and performance.
Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past twelve years Maya has made works from solo to extended group pieces, collaborated with other dance, music and visual artists from all over the world. She created with performers from diverse backgrounds (classical / contemporary dancers, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs), and has been commissioned to create pieces for state companies, independent companies and dance academies. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument with her partner, composer/ musician Roy Carroll. Since 2015 she has been increasingly developing group pieces, reflecting on old / new communities, social roots, pluralities and singularities.
Dance background: During 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She worked with choreographers Lara Barsacq, Anat Danieli, Sharon Eyal and Arkadi Zaides to name a few. In 2005 Maya joined Research Project with Sasha Waltz & Guests in Berlin. Since 2013 she collaborates with choreographer and director Julyen Hamilton. She joined his company Allen's Line in their last two pieces Goat Ocean and Mud Like Gold. theinstrument.org