Maayan Danoch is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. Her work is based on human interaction, touch, and physical closeness — in groups and through her body. Space, time, image, and movement are her artistic material. She examines certain relationship constellations and how the perception of the viewer can be radically changed through subtle modifications.
“The regulations emerging from the pandemic management – physical distancing, limited gatherings, avoiding touch – radically transformed my work and its conditions. Bodily practices, performances, and other public events which take place within a group are being transferred to an online format and, therefore, their innate social dimension is being tremendously reduced and neglected.”
In the form of an experiment, Maayan Danoch uses her interactive video performance Telepathy Works to investigate whether the virtual space can be a home for her practices and performances. How do the realities of virtual spaces affect her performance and choreographed work? The performance Legging is an intermedial project based on the interaction between video projection and live performance. With both works, Maayan Danoch explores the relationship between image, space, and movement and reflects on how mental and physical expression changes when people are dependent on dialogue with themselves.
Foto: Maayan Danoch