Production Details / Press Releases
Composer/ singer Maria Coma and choreographer/ dancer Naïma Mazic are uncovering shared roots in their first few encounters for soundance festival being in concert with each other. Naïma has been developing pathways for dancers and musicians to think and communicate through a common polyrhythmic melodic language and Maria’s seeds for „Rooting“ are her most recent compositions that emerge via the human body as the instrument and the origin of musicality, particularly the voice. The touch might happen entangled or untangled, their individual roots crossing in the same soil and breaths. In this duet, each moment something will be planted in the field of the unknown. Another way to improvise under the moon.
Naïma Mazic is the founder of more2rhythm and n ï m company 2016, with the first performance in Havana, Cuba. She was resident choreographer at K3 Tanzplan Hamburg and holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch. She has studied with P.A.R.T.S. and the Reykjavik Academy of Arts, among others. Naïma was part of the HipHop Continuum at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival USA and ImPulsTanz DanceWeb15 & 22, and loves to give her workshop OF(F) RHYTHM. Naïma focuses on polyrhythmic & polyphonic communication between dancers and (jazz) musicians, filled with sensuality and femininity.
Maria Coma is a singer, composer, pianist and performer. Their work meets at the intersection of music, sound art, performance and embodiment. Their artistic practice is driven by self-research exploring music from a physical experience – with an emphasis on the human voice. They create and stimulate voice and embodiment practices to develop a decolonized and polyvalent language of vibration. They hold five published solo albums, touring in Spain, Germany, South America and collaborate with a broad type of artists and musicians. They hold a somatic movement educator certification from Body-Mind Centering® facilitating workshops, esp. about voice and vibration.
TFB Nr. 1774
Cast & Credits
Music: Maria Coma
Dance: Naïma Mazic
soundance festival berlin 2023
Artistic production management, curation: Jenny Haack
The soundance festival berlin 2023 is a co-production of b.arts.u – berlin arts united and DOCK ART. DOCK ART is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):