The Instrument

© Julia Lipkins

Maya M. Carroll is an independent dance maker, performer, teacher and mentor, based in Berlin, Germany.
She has created over 30 works from solo to extended group pieces, and collaborated with artists and performers from diverse backgrounds; dancers, visual artists, poets, musicians, actors, opera singers, stage and light designers. She has been commissioned to create pieces for state theaters, independent companies and dance academies all over Europe. 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 she formed The Instrument with her partner; composer and musician Roy Carroll.

Professional 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 performs with his company Allen’s Line in four pieces; Goat Ocean, Mud Like Gold, The Light Beneath Reaches and BURST.

Roy Carroll is an Irish musician and composer, based in Berlin. He works primarily with electroacoustic media; – transducers, synthesis, feedback, audio recordings, amplification, software, – auditory and psychoacoustic phenomena even; to create multi-layered forms that continually renegotiate the transformation of electrical audio signals into disturbed air.

Roy is one half of The Instrument with choreographer Maya M Carroll, with whom he has created over 30 works for the stage. He has toured / presented work throughout Europe, and in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, USA, Russia and New Zealand.