The Art of Naomi Greenberg
Visual Artist, Dancer, Choreographer
Naomi Greenberg channels her creative work through two different artistic
disciplines: Visual Art, and Modern Dance, which she regards as deeply connected, even continuous in her life.
Native of Kibbutz Cabri, Israel, she began her artistic training at early childhood, by her mother, painter Sara Samson, who nurtured her creativity, and encouraged her to choose art as the focus of her life, and seek the finest education in it. At the age of ten, she fell in love with Modern Dance, and from then on continued
training in both art forms throughout her teen years, double-majoring to matriculate in each, at the arts based High School Mannor-Cabri, and the Matte` Ashe`r Dance school in kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel, directed by Yehudit Arnon. Following graduation from High School, Ms. Greenberg enrolled in a 2 year diploma program in the Ga’aton Dance Village complex, under the tutelage of Einav Levi, which benefits from its proximity to one of Israel’s leading dance companies, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, offering repertory and master classes by the renown home choreographer Rami Be’er, and the company’s dancers.
In search of further professional training Naomi arrived in the U.S., to attain a bachelor’s degree in Modern Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. During her time in UNCSA, she became acquainted with Karola Luttringhaus in whose company ‘alban elve`d’ she has been dancing for the past fifteen years. Naomi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from UNCSA in 2003, and since then has been living in Winston-Salem, NC, creating work in both of her beloved arts, and participating in collaborative projects with various artists, including her partner, composer Samuel Allen Taylor, Choreographer Karola Luttringhaus, and other dancers. Naomi has participated in ‘alban elved dance company’ pieces such as Capture
(2015), The Dreamer (2012), Terra Nullius (2010), Inertia (2009), Hydra (2006), and created a few solo works such as Lullaby for Kora (2011), Pure Land (2010), Threshold-Fierce-Sun (2009), and has produced a short music-dance film Ella (2009), with composer Samuel Allen Taylor. She has also taught with Karola Luttringhaus in a few Arts in Education projects, Sarus festival, and MoRe Project events.
Naomi regards making art as a calling, a vocation, a way of life, and a spiritual path. Indeed, the very part of one’s life where one can find complete freedom to study, experience, express and refine who and what they truly are. Ms. Greenberg’s artwork is a record of a most personal journey of self-exploration and growth. Its imaginatively rich surrealism reflects a continuous search to integrate all aspects of self, striving to hone
ever-evolving technical skills in a uniquely expressive voice.