O-5 / The Instrument: Dance Composition & Aliveness

Maya M. Carroll

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:

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.


Möckernstr. 68, 10965 Berlin

Level: Intermediate, advanced
in English

Prices 160 € ( 135 € * )
* Early Bird Price: Applies on arrival of the full workshop fee on our account by 30.03.2017
Photo: Dieter Hartwig