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b12 fall


location: eden***** studios


Maxine Doyle

Associated director and choreographer of Punchdrunk


States of Tension

Amplifications of the Human Condition. How through dance and theatre do we amplify the human condition? How can we unlock an individual language of tension and rhythm to tell stories, reveal characters and charge atmospheres? How can we work generously as an ensemble player whilst challenging ourselves to go deeper? Come and dive into extended improvisation scores tripping out into distinctive and dramatic worlds - always in the pursuit of an articulate movement language.

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

Maxine is an independent choreographer and director.  Since 2002 she has been Director and Choreographer for Punchdrunk, with whom she co-directed the multi-award winning Sleep No More (London, Boston, New York, Shanghai), The Drowned Man, The House Where Winter Lives, The Firebird Ball, Faust, Masque of the Red Death, Tunnel 228, The Duchess of Malfi (an operatic collaboration with English National Opera and Thorsten Rasch) The Yellow Wallpaper. Most recently, Punchdrunk opened the epic The Burnt City (2022 - present) in London. Work for film and television includes Mari (dir: Georgia Paris),The Third Day – Autumn (Punchdrunk), Brave New World (dir: Owen Harris) and 20:20 Vision (dir: Jake Polonsnky) Maxine has created work for Gothenburg dance Company in collaboration with Es Devlin, The BalletBoyz (UK), The Martha Graham Company (USA), Verve (UK) and Johannes Wieland Company (Germany). In 2019 she created the award winning Sunset (Australian Dance Award) for Strut Dance and the Perth Festival. Maxine is a regular principal artist at Springboard Dance Montreal, B12 Festival in Berlin and has mentored for the iconic Jacobs Pillow Dance Season. In 2023 Maxine will create a large scale collaboration with Es Devlin for the Brisbane International Art Festival. Future projects include a new work for NDT2 and Substation in Melbourne, Australia.



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