18 / The Instrument : Embodying Musicality
In the frame of Winter Tanz 2015-16
This workshop is for experienced movers and dancers who wish to engage with dynamic states for instant composition and performance. Each session will be a continual process, following on from a warming-up in which we will tune and awaken our senses. Starting with the body, we will practice handling physicality and directing it from centre to space. Investigating deeper, we will work towards specifying how we carry our physicality in our dancing; how we elaborate feelings, desire and thought – with the materials of dance making. One main attention will be working with momentum and pace; engaging with listening and allowing our life rhythm to be integrated in our dancing. Following these elements and the passions they evoke, we will look into how we interpret tempo / velocity, how we work in complement with sound and resonance and how we become appreciative of the immediate and joyful connection of music and dance.
Maya M. Carroll is an independent choreographer, performer, mentor and teacher. Works as an artistic director of The Instrument since 2011. Since 2004 Maya created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces, collaborating with artists and performers from Europe and abroad. She travels with her teaching worldwide, conducting workshops and performance projects. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the tangible and imagined; reality and myth, drawn from and towards choreography, improvisation and performance. www.theinstrument.org