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Junko Wada

Born in Tokyo ( 1955). Since 1999 she lives and works in Berlin.
She developed her first dances together with sound artist Akio Suzuki: “Ha-Na“ 1-11( 1985-92 in Tokyo, Genova, Milano,Roma, Auckland/
New Zealand, Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Museo de Arte de San Paulo, Stedelijik Museum Amsterdam.)
She organized 3 festivals “Festivity on the Ancient Hill “ Kyoto( 1991, 93 , 96)
1998/99 she had a grant at Schloß Solitude, Stuttgart and 2000 at DieHöge, Bremen, both Germany.

She worked with Hans Peter Kuhn on “Chidori I-IV” (1995-2005), “Who´s afraid of anything”, “Tanz auf dem Spiegelteich” (2000),
“Mittwoch” (2001) at Sonambiente Festival Berlin, Adelaide Festival and many other places and with Rolf Julius on “Soba field”, “kakehash
8 Stunden” at Akademie der Künste Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin and Asian Art Museum San Francisco.

Recently she developed performances with a large number of fellow artist including “Junko Wada am Arbeitsplatz Gelbe Musik” (2001) a
six days work process and “Process Vol.2 – Relection <Punkt und Linie Berlin> (2003) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and other sites in
Berlin. Part of the latter project was the publishing of the book “Chidori”

She participated in 3 productions of german choreographer Sasha Waltz: “Dialoge 99/II”, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, “noBody” Schaubühne
Berlin and “Dialoge 04” at Palast der Republik Berlin. She performed at <Global Players>BankArt Yokohama (2005), at “Percusos(NaPaisagem)-
Museu Serralves, Porto (Portugal) with Akio Suzuki (2005) and at the Donaueschinger Musiktage together with Gordon Moahan (2005).


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