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Maayan Danoch



Particularities of Moving class

Central to the work I propose is the understanding that both engaging and disengaging places in the body, releasing and intensifying, set the body in motion. From that perspective, the class drives towards developing and expanding one’s movement scale; range of possibilities, of fine measures of difference within specific framework. Along that, the class supports enhancing somatic awareness, body connectivity and sensibility towards the multiple procedures that occur while we are moving. The class begins with hands-on partner work, that relies on giving weight and applying different intensities of touch. It brings into focus topics as the connection between the limbs and torso and traveling in-between plains, and exposes three-dimensional asymmetrical organisation of the body in movement. From there, we will go on dancing alone, carrying the resonating physical experience; creating or studying movement material. Playing with parameters such as timing, volume, duration, etc. we will access the the material in various ways, articulate it differently, enter a dialogue with it. We will develop a sense of what makes it specific and when it begins to differ.

Maayan Danoch (*1984, Tel Aviv) works as a choreographer, dancer and teacher in Germany, Israel and Slovenia.
Devising mental/physical procedures or working with light and other materials, her choreographic interest lies in the multiple ways of accessing an image/movement, highlighting the discrepancy between what is actually occurring and what we perceive of it. Within her works are “coda” (2014), “we began walking there we have been” (2015), “mirrors and windows” (2016), which were presented in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tanz NRW festival, Tanzmesse Düsseldorf, Kibla Multimedia Centre, Gödör Klub Budapest, Dance Theatre Ljubljana, among others. Maayan graduated from the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in 2008 and received her MA in Dance Dissemination from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln in 2015. She was the danceWEB Scholarship recipient 2014 and artist in residence at Kelim Choreography Centre in 2015, and wrote for publications, such as the 5. Biennale Tanzausbildung and Tanzkongress 2013. Maayan teaches dance, writing seminars and a workshop on the relation between verbal and physical articulations in creative process in dance universities and centres. She is a fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude 2017-2019, closely collaborates with Ivan Mijacevic and Miha(sonda3), and currently lives in Berlin.