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 M. Carroll is an independent choreographer, performer, mentor and teacher, based in Berlin since 2004. In the past fourteen years Maya has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces. She has collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers, stage and light designers. Maya 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. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument with her partner, composer and musician Roy Carroll. Dance background: Between 1997-2000 Maya danced in Muza dance company, Tel-Aviv, Israel. She collaborated with choreographer Lara Barsacq over five years (Tel-Aviv - Paris). Between 2000-2003 Maya danced in Batsheva Ensemble company, directed by Ohad Naharin. She also danced works choreographed by 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 three pieces; Goat Ocean, Mud Like Gold and The Light from Beneath Reaches.