The Instrument

Maya M. Carroll

The Instrument is a method offering perception and exploration of the body. Sensations, form and rhythm are integrated, while allowing a state of not-knowing to become a pathway to re-discovering. The workshop opens up a collective as well as independent laboratory. Driven by curiosity, pleasure and flexible transitions between states of mind and physicality, we develop awareness, clarity and playfulness in our movement, oriented into space and time with instant composition. The Instrument includes sharing of practices and visions with all participants. Our springboard will be communication, as a refinement of gestural/social awareness through movement and dance.

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.