Julia Metzger-Traber

Performance Artist • Improviser • Director • Social Justice Activist • Founding Member of 77 Stolen Fish • Berlin, DE • Boston, MA

Julia Metzger-Traber is a US American performance artist with Jewish and German roots, and a compulsion to interrogate power from all sides. She is currently living between Boston, MA, her hometown, and Berlin, Germany, where she has founded a performance arts collective, 77 Stolen Fish. She has a diverse dance background in disciplines ranging from ballet to West African, Salsa and Contemporary. Since her ballet/jazz/Hip-Hop beginnings, she has gone on to study different interpretations of Butoh with Koichi and Hiroko Tamano, Shinichi Iova Koga and Sherwood Chen in California, Morleigh Steinberg in Ireland, and Minako Seki in Berlin. She was invited to perform a Butoh-inspired piece at the Edinburgh Fringe festival in 2004 and was a guest performer with Harupin-Ha Butoh dance company in 2005.

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