12 / The Instrument – Composition and Choreography
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2014/15
We will focus on handling composition in a present moment by balancing between our physical vocabulary and our listening to dynamics and activity around us. Improvising with form, rhythm, touch and resonance; we will tune the body through our physiology, imagination and ability to enjoy the making of dance. Our movement will be looked at through the eye of 'dance-writing' and choreography, inviting performative states as we work with directions and tasks independently and at a high level.
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