O-5 / The Instrument: Dance Composition & Aliveness
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2017
Involving improvisation techniques as well as personal experiences, we work with our presence, choice, vision and the interplay between movement and image. Engaging these elements in the process of dance making; we open an awareness to real-time situations and narrative, ways of seeing and composing. In practice, we will look at how we relate to our physical-self and to each other through a myriad of touch, weight and proximity, signals / gestures, rhythm and resonance. Drawing fascination from relationships between people, environments and memories; these qualities can indicate choices we take alone and together within the dynamics of instant composition. The workshop engages with mindfulness and imaginative thinking, encouraging flow and bodily wisdom as a pathway to dance making and performance. Allowing precision as well as 'open ends' to come into play, we will look at how pieces emerge, and the universes they create.
Please send a very short text about your main research interests relating to this workshop directly to Maya M. Carroll: email@example.com
Maya Matilda Carroll is an independent choreographer, dancer and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past thirteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; classical/contemporary dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers and amateurs, within different continents and cultural impacts. Maya has been making dance independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies. She leads classes and workshops in Europe and abroad, extensively developing her teaching methods alongside her artistic work. In 2011 Maya formed "The Instrument" with her partner, composer/musician Roy Carroll. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the palpable and imagined; drawn from and towards the body's memory, social roots and myth, pluralities and singularities in humans and environment.
Dance background: between 1997-2000 Maya danced in Muza dance company, Tel-Aviv, Israel. She collaborated with choreographer Lara Barsacq over five years (Tel-Aviv - Paris). Between 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She also danced works choreographed by 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