Poet and theatre maker Maya Wuytack (1987) graduated as Master in Dramatic Arts from Herman Teirlinck Institute and the Theatre Conservatory of Ghent, KASK. She writes, performs and directs threatre productions with crossovers to dance, visual art and music. Together with her artistic ‘partners in crime’ she founded POST.TRAUM.Collective.
As an artist she explores the language of the senses and poetics of the speaking body. Collaborating with dancers, musicians and visual artists she creates hypnotic physical scores in which poetry, music, light en bodies merge, ‘lighterature’. Between speech and speechlessness everything can be said. The nomadic body at the heart of the performance, is surrendering to intuition, vision and impulses. The performers connect deeply in the flux of changing energies, rhythms, emotions.
Her transmedial performances have been staged in prominent theatres such as KC Vooruit Gent, NTGent, Campo, City Theatre Sint-Niklaas, Bozar Brussels, Brakke Grond Amsterdam, Canterbury International Arts Festival, Hammana Artist House Beirut.
She won has won several first prizes and distinctions such as SOET Jeugd & poëzie, Poemtata competition, Flanders Stage Selection New Talent.
The Académie Européenne des Arts awarded her the Golden Medal for Literature. She was also the winner of Txt-On-Stage at Kunstbende.
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