Artist talk with Maya Dunsky
We are honoured to host an Israeli multidisciplinary artist, painter, Butoh dancer and choreographer Maya Dunsky, who visits Berlin for the first time.
Maya paved her way in the Butoh world since 1985 as a student of the master Ohno Kazuo, the founder of Butoh. The intense period of learning with Ohno Kazuo has served as further confirmation of Maya's path as a human being and an artist. She lived, studied and created in Japan for 6 years. It took over 10 years of basic absorption and integration until Maya started to perform as Butoh dancer and teach the Art of Butoh as a dance technique, performance art and way of life. Throughout the years her abilities to accompany others on their creative paths have been greatly enhanced - she supports others’ transformative processes of transition from one’s private therapeutic zones into The Way of the Artist.
Freedom/ Active Thinking/ Being the Thought / Awake Consciousness/ Being/ Essence/ Space/ Void are the key concepts which form the center of Maya's work and development and accompany her in all the artistic fields she is engaged in: Butoh dance, painting, video works and music.
On the 11th of June Maya gives an artist talk: Butoh Dance ' secrets unveiled.
Maya will speak about Butoh and the time spent by the great Butoh Master, Ohno Kazuo, whose wisdom and love nourished her soul and dance. She will screen excerpts from her dance works alongside her artwork presentation. Maya puts great emphasis on processes that lead to creativity as a leverage to transform one from self interest therapy into the path of the artist within. She will share with us the context and the way in which contents, related to her being a second generation of holocaust survivors, are subtly woven into her artistic work.