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Photo: Julia Lipkins

18 / The Instrument : Embodying Musicality

Workshop with Maya M. Carroll
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

Maya M. Carroll is an independent choreographer, performer, mentor and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past seventeen years Maya has created stage works from solo to extended group pieces, collaborating with dance, theater, music and visual artists in Europe and worldwide. She has been making dance independently as well as being commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies. Her work is anchored in the meeting point between the tangible and imagined; reality and myth, drawn from and towards the limitless expression of the dancing body.  www.theinstrument.org

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Langauge: English