Maayan Danoch (born in Tel Aviv/IL) is a choreographer, dancer and teacher, a current fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (DE).
She studied contemporary dance and choreography at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (A) and holds an MA in Dance Dissemination from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (DE).
Her work is driven by a continuous interest in opening up multiple perspectives towards movement or image. She investigates how something appears to a viewer within a particular constellation, a set of relations, and how the viewer's perception can be radically transformed through subtle modifications of these relations. Doing so, she articulates space-time through negotiating the distance between fact and assumption, between the actual and potential/imagined, between what was and what could possibly become.
For more than a decade, Maayan has created dance and interdisciplinary works for stage, galleries and outdoors spaces and presented in venues and festivals across Europe, South Korea and Israel. She was artist in residence in Seoul Dance Centre (KR), Kino Siska (Ljubljana/SI), JSKD (Ljubljana/SI), Alfred Cooperative Institute for Art and Culture (Tel Aviv/IL) and Kelim Choreography Centre (Bat Yam/IL). She also performed in works by the choreographers Oleg Soulimenko, Jana Unmußig, Dragana Alfirevic, Maya Weinberg and Alexandra Pirici, and wrote for publication by the 5. Biennale Tanzausbildung and Tanzkongress 2013.
Maayan regularly leads workshops in dance universities and centres, such as the Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb, Sozo Visions in Motion Kassel, among others. She is currently participating in the teachers’ training course of the Feldenkrais Method, directed by Eilat Almagor and Anat Krivine.
Photo: Padraig Robinson