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movement. music. play

Events that combines live improvised violin
with the movement and structure of yoga sequences.

 
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As we move, we listen to music differently, absorb it more fully,
feel it more deeply. 

YogaPlay shifts the music out of the concert hall and the movement out of the studio. Both these elements respond to each other and ultimately become the sum of all parts by the end of the event. 

The audience is the third artistic entity, its collective energy informing the movement and music to create a unique experience at each event.

The invisible wall between performer and audience is done away with, creating one collective consciousness.

YogaPlay aims to break down the invisible wall between audience and performer with movement and music. What can be static becomes a dynamic interplay between the two.


I’m not interested in how people move; I’m interested in what makes them move
— Pina Bausch
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Yogaplay Official Launch

11/12/2018

On Sunday 9th December, 2018, we officially launched YogaPlay with an event in Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches. Featuring Maddy Boud (creator and violinist) creating the soundscapes and Tara D’cruz-Noble leading the yoga sequences, we delved into a very special evening of shared space, music and restorative yoga.

 
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We are Yogaplay

YogaPlay was born out of a desire to explore the relationship between movement + music, artist + audience..

About

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YogaPlay’s founder, Maddy Boud has worked with a broad range of classical groups both nationally and internationally, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, WA Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, Sydney Philharmonia, the Schoenberg Ensemble and the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra.

She has also appeared frequently on television, radio and recordings, as well as appearing at many festivals including Sydney Festival, Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Perth Festival and Edinburgh Festival. 

She has appeared as violin soloist numerous times, working with the Australian Ballet as as well as numerous symphony orchestras.

Maddy was a full-time member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 5 years, touring nationally and internationally. Performances included for HRH the Prince of Wales (St James Palace, London), Carnegie Hall (NYC), Disney Hall (LA), Kennedy Centre (Washington DC), Sydney Opera House, Musikverein (Vienna), and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). During this time, she has collaborated with Sydney Dance Company, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Bill Henson, Jon Frank and Derek Hynd on two surf films, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil).

Maddy has also performed with groups and artists including Bonobo, U2, Mike Patton, Neil Finn, Diana Krall, Katie Noonan, Passenger, Pete Tong, The Black Armband, Powderfinger, Daniel Johns, Archie Roach, Megan Washington, Madeleine Peyroux, Steve Pigrim amongst others.

Maddy is also a certified yoga teacher, and is fascinated in the relationship between movement and music, as well as making music accessible to every human. 


 
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