Maya M. Carroll
Training for Dancers
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 40 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.
The Instrument teaching is a physical practice through the articulation of movement in time, space and the imagination. The classes engage with composition in real time, encouraging flow, precision and bodily wisdom as a pathway to dance making and performance. Involving attentiveness, musicality, collective and personal kinesthetic awareness; we work with presence, choice, vision and the interplay between movement and image. Engaging these elements in the process of dance making, the work takes its fascination in relationships between people, environments and choreographic narratives.
Maya leads classes/ workshops in Berlin and internationally on a regular basis. In the past fourteen years Maya has been a guest teacher at HZT University (Berlin), Staatstheater Kassel (Johannes Wieland), Theater Greifswald (Jan Pusch), Impulstanz (Vienna), Fabrik Potsdam, Carte Blanche (Bergen), CND Lyon, CNSMD Lyon, CCNR Rillieux (Cie Yuval Pick), Le Pacifique / CDC (Grenoble), Kelim Choreography Center (Israel) and SEAD Academy (Salzburg) to name a few.
Photo Credit: Cristina Marx