The purpose of the class is to develop high sensitivity, perceptual and performative, towards the particularities of movement. These particularities concern the place from which movement emerges and in which it resonates, the time and timing of movement and precise measurements of resistance while moving. During the class, we will deepen into these subjects and their inter-relations by following improvisational tasks and working on constructed movement material, separately and simultaneously. As a result, we will individualize movement; enhance our ability to feel while moving and utilize it to make performative choices in regards to timing, speed and intensity of moving.
Maayan Danoch, born in Tel Aviv, studied contemporary dance and choreography at SEAD and received her MA from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Since 2008, Maayan has been creating dance, site specific and transdisciplinary works and presented at venues/festivals such as Tel Aviv Museum of Art, tanz.tausch festival, Kibla Multimedia Center, Gödör Klub Budapest, Dance Theater Ljubljana, Diver Festival, Barbour Gallery Jerusalem, to name a few. As a dancer she worked, among others, with Jana Unmüßig (DE), Mårten Spångberg (SE), Maya Weinberg (IL/DE), Oleg Soulimenko (RUS/AT) and Dragana Alfirevic (SLO). Maayan received Fundacija Sonda scholarship for contemporary dance artist in 2010, the SK Kultur Stiftung research grant and the danceWEB Scholarship in 2014. She taught dance, improvisation and writing related workshops in numerous institutions, such as the HfMT Köln, SEAD, Ljubljana Dance Academy, Marameo, ZAIK and Campus Arison - School of Arts Tel Aviv.