O-4 / The Instrument: Dance Composition and Aliveness

Maya M. Carroll

In the frame of Oster Tanz 2018

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, gesture and time. Drawing fascination from relationships between people, environments and memories; these qualities 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 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.


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 15.03.2018