Aria Boumpaki and Maya M. Carroll: Dialogue
Presentation 30/9/2018 at 21.00
Following their encounter last year at Kinitiras, Aria and Maya’s residency will be a sharing of insights, conversations and dances.
Both working as independent artists, their meeting sparked a wish to exchange practices and become involved in each other’s approach to body and movement, presence and performance.
This residency will be a vehicle for merging and exploring the possibility of a mutual language through the embodiment of words, intuition and mind travelling. It is based on collaborative work, sharing of stories, tuned physicality and image-experimentation.
After six days of work, a public showing will be offered on September 30th.
Maya Matilda 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. http://theinstrument.org/
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. Maya formed The Instrument with her partner, composer / musician Roy Carroll in 2011. Since 2013 she collaborates with choreographer and director Julyen Hamilton. She joined his company Allen’s Line in four pieces; Goat Ocean, Mud Like Gold, The Light from Beneath Reaches and BURST.
Aria Boumpaki was born in Athens, but grew up in Crete. She studied dance at the State School of Dance and Rallou Manou and Finance at the University of Piraeus.
She collaborated as a dancer with greek dance companies and then, as a scholar of Onassis Foundation, she travelled to France in order to study at the choreographic and postgraduate program Ex.e.r.ce at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier where she met and was taught by great artists. She started presenting her personal work at various festivals and choreographic centers in France and Greece, such as the Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Onassis Foundation, Centre National de Montpellier, CND Paris, Montpellier Danse Festival and others.
As a freelancer artist, she teaches contemporary dance, improvisation and choreography in various studios in Greece and abroad, while continuing her choreographic research and project creations.
Open presentation: 30/9/2018 at 21.00
Entrance with free contribution
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