MAKURA 枕 (pillow)
Choreographed and performed by: Junko Wada | Music: Hans Peter Kuhn
Junko Wada Painter and Dancer. After studying painting at Musashino Art University in Tokyo she was working on large scale abstract painting. The physical aspect of the work lead her to her very personal dance style. The source of painting and dance are the same and the dance becomes a three dimensional painting in the space. Both - painting and dance - are abstract and have a faint relation to traditional Japanese art.
Since1985 she collaborated often with sound artists, Akio Suzuki, Rolf Julius, Hans Peter Kuhn and others. She participated in productions of Sasha Waltz&Guest (noBody, Matsukaze e.a.).
She performed in many museums, galleries and public sites worldwide including Adelaide Festival, Ruhrtriennale Essen, ZKM Karlsuhe, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Staatsoper and Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, and others. Recent exhibitions include Haus am Waldsee Berlin. In 1998-99 she received a grant at Schloß Solitude, Stuttgart.
She was born in Tokyo and since 1999 she lives in Berlin and in Kyoto.