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Aufnahme: 11.09.2011 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Maya M. Carroll

Magic Valley


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“Born on destroyed ground, the remains of the Earth, the three of them are waking up into a dream of an enchanted land. They are given a gift, an instrument that when played, embodies the world’s essence of wildness and beauty, while also hinting at darkness, destabilization and distorted realities.”

Magic Valley suggests an alternate civilization grown from dreams and imagination. Can other invented realities exist as endless reflections of our present image? Can we discover ourselves and grasp our essence in a parallel reality to reach a deeper understanding and rebuilding of our existence?

Exploring the perception of reality and the myriad possible variations of its construction, Magic Valley presents a unique vision of humanity, destabilising audience expectations through a hyper-sensitive, delicate relationship between movement and sound.

MAYA M. CARROLL choreographer, dancer and teacher, born in Haifa, Israel, currently living in Berlin. Maya danced in Batsheva-Ensemble Dance Company in Israel (2000-2003). Since 2003 Maya has been active throughout Europe in the projects of others such as Lara Barsaq, Sasha Waltz and Arkadi Zaides, and with her own work. Magic Valley is her tenth collaboration with composer / musician Roy Carroll.

SANDRA LOLAX born in Vaasa, Finland. Studied at Kuula-institute in Vaasa and Balettakademien in Stockholm. Today she is working freelance as an artist throughout Europe. Sandra has worked as a dancer with choreographers such as Carl Knif, Mia Malviniemi, Stina Nyberg, Rosalind Goldberg, Marcela Donato, Deborah Hay and Anne Mareike Hess. Together with Stina Nyberg and Rosalind Goldberg, Sandra is an initiator of Weapons of Mass Production, a project about finding new methods of creating dance and choreography.

ROY CARROLL composer / performer, born in Dublin currently living in Berlin. He holds an M-Phil in electronic music from Trinity College Dublin. Roy provokes kinetic / acoustic interactions between loudspeakers, salvaged materials and a self-designed digital sampler. He has collaborated extensively with choreographer Maya Lipsker, and is currently working on commissions for Icebreaker, classical guitarist Ben Dwyer, the Dublin Guitar Quartet, and Prey Woodwind Trio. He has received numerous awards and grants including Composer’s Bursaries, Project Awards and Commissions from The Arts Council of Ireland.

SARAH MARGUIER studied costume and art at Les Arts décos of Paris for four years. Through an exchange program she studied at The School Art Institute of Chicago. Her work focuses on the concept of reused materials, the traces and souvenirs left by objects, and the creative freedom that is found in organic forms and the life around them. Worked as a costume designer for Redmoon Theater. Created her own piece Dead Family, which performed at the Quay Branly museum in Paris.

Besetzung & Credits

Choreographie: Maya M. Carroll
Mit: Maya M. Carroll, Sandra Lolax und Roy Carroll
Musik / Sound Preparations: Roy Carroll
Kostüme / Bühne: Sarah Marguier
Public Relations: Doreen Markert – enthusiastic encounters
Eine Produktion von Maya M. Carroll in Koproduktion mit LOFFT Leipzig.
Gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen und die Stadt Leipzig, Kulturamt.
Danke an Nele-Ana Riepl, Renate Graziadei & Arthur Stäldi (Labor Gras), DOCK 11, Melissa Cisneros, Doreen Markert, Asier Solana, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Alexander Frangenheim, Maeshelle West-Davies


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin




Die Videodokumentation wird im Auftrag der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa hergestellt. Im Rahmen dieses Auftrags werden Produktionen im Bereich des zeitgenössischen Tanzes in Berlin dokumentiert. Die Masteraufnahmen werden von der Universitätsbibliothek der Universität der Künste Berlin archiviert. Kopien der Dokumentationen auf DVD werden folgenden Archiven zur Verfügung gestellt und sind ausschließlich im Präsenzbestand (an den Medienplätzen vor Ort) zur Sichtung zugänglich:

Universitätsbibliothek der Universität der Künste Berlin
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin

Maya M. Carroll / Trailer und Videodokumentationen

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