Kreuzberg 4
Möckernstr. 68
10965 Berlin
Photo: Cristina Marx

O-5 / The Instrument: Dance Composition & Aliveness

Workshop with Maya M. Carroll
In the frame of Oster Tanz 2017

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, signals / gestures, rhythm and resonance. Drawing fascination from relationships between people, environments and memories; these qualities can 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: contact.the.instrument@gmail.com

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
in English