SMASH#10 Morning Training
particularities of moving
Maayan Danoch

The class aims to enhance somatic awareness and body connectivity. By engaging and disengaging places in the body, we become attentive towards body coordination, which provides us a ground to explore movement complexity and play with its particular qualities. The class starts with body work (alone or with a partner) that expends into movement study and play. It continues by applying found principles or sensations onto movement sequences, which are later challenged and modified rhythmically and spatially. The movement sequences offer a frame work within choice making can be practiced (in relation to timing, intensity, volume, etc) and various articulations of a single material can be discovered.


Maayan Danoch was born in Tel Aviv, studied contemporary dance and choreography at SEAD and received her MA from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Maayan created dance, site specific and transdisciplinary works and presented in Garmnay, Israel, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzogowina. Maayan was the danceWEB Scholarship recipient in 2014 and artist in residence at Kelim Choreography Center in 2015. She taught dance and writing seminars at the HfMT Köln, SEAD, Ljubljana Dance Academy, Tanzfabrik, among others. She wrote for publications of the 5th. Biennale Tanzausbildung and Tanzkongress 2013.


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