Studio laborgras presents The Intrument with Dreadnought

March 31st, 18:00 h

Studio laborgras presents

The Instrument with Dreadnought


Melanie Lane, Maya M. Carroll

Computer, Loudspeakers:
Roy Carroll

Costume, Light:
Sarah Marguier


Tickets: 10/5 sliding scale


Ticketreservation: 030 69505183

Studio laborgras presents The Intrument with Dreadnought

The Instrument / Dreadnought

Working with atmosphere and structures of classical music pieces; theme, variation, repetition and simultaneously chaotic elements; noise, feedback, distortion using familiarity as a springboard to instability.

Dreadnought navigates a path between opposite poles.

An attempt to create order and its inevitable undoing.

Resonating through these multiple layers an interplay of animated relationships between space sound and body.

Maya M. Carroll

Maya M. Carroll(née Lipsker) is a Berlin based choreographer, dancer and teacher. Since 2005 she has received artistic residencies at Dock11 Berlin, Studio laborgras Berlin, Kunstmühle Braunschweig, Kinitiras Studio Athens, Tyrone Guthrie Center Ireland and Random Collision Groningen to name a few. Maya has been invited to be a guest choreographer at theater-dance companies in Germany and Europe, creating short up to full evening pieces. In 2011 Maya formed The Instrument collective with composer Roy Carroll and designer Sarah Marguier. Her work has toured in Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, France, Romania, Holland, and Greece. Since she is based in Berlin, Maya has been leading workshops on a regular basis, as well as open classes and company guest training all over Europe. Her compositional and choreographic language is continuously researched and shared in her class.

Dance background: Maya danced three years in the BatSheva-Ensemble Company (2000-2003) and worked with choreographer Lara Barsacq (1999-2004) as well as with Ohad Naharin, Sasha Waltz and Arkadi Zeides to name a few.

Melanie Lane

Melanie Lane born in Sydney, graduated from WAAPA in 1999. Since graduating she has travelled to Europe working with various companies and artists such as Kobalt Works | Arco Renz (B), Club Guy and Roni (N), Tino Seghal (G), Carte Blanche (N) and PVC (G). Since 2007, Melanie is artistic collaborator to Belgian dance company Kobalt Works | Arco Renz. As Artist in residence at Dock 11 studios and Tanzwerkstatt in Berlin, she has established a repertory of works; 'Cooper' (2005), 'Under Violent Objects' (2006) and in collaboration with Morgan Belenguer, 'Riddle' (2007), 'Held' (2008) and 'Tilted Fawn' (2010) performing in Germany, France, Portugal, Australia and Switzerland. Her collaborative work extends to artists such as musician CLARK (Warp records), choreographer Morgan Belenguer, video duo Photone, Film makers Timo Schierhorn and Eva S.Aridjis. In Australia, Melanie has choreographed two new works for The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and continues to work with independent artists Antony Hamilton and Paea Leach, participating in their most recent projects. Based in Berlin, Melanie continues to develop her work as well as offering professional training and workshops locally and abroad. She is a guest teacher for companies such as Carte Blanche, Danish Dance Theatre, Chunky Move and Nordwest/Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg.

Photo Melanie Lane: copyright by Jean-Luc Tanghe

Roy Carroll

Roy Carroll is a composer musician born in Dublin, living in Berlin. His work explores the physicality of music through provoking and investigating kinetic interactions between electrically reproduced audio and acoustically generated sound. Performances use denuded loudspeakers, resonant objects, textured materials, feedback loops and general instability. Compositional struggles are similarly focused but with some consideration for repeatibility. Roy is part of The Instrument, with choreographer Maya Lipsker and scenographer Sarah Marguier. Composition studies with Roger Doyle and Donnacha Dennehy culminated in an M-Phil from Trinity College Dublin.

Sarah Marguier

Sarah Marguier born In Paris studied costume and art at les Arts décos de Paris. Studied one year as an exchange program student in the department of Costume at the School Art Institute of Chicago. One of her primary motives is researching costume and set design as an independent platform and language, continually questioning and further developing the state of research in creation. Sarah undertakes this in exchange with dancers, choreographers, set designers and practitioners of others artistic disciplines. Her work focuses on the concept of reused materials, the traces and the souvenirs left by objects and the creative freedom that is found in organic forms and life around them. Sarah is currently based in Berlin as a freelance costume and set designer.