Martina Theis

Martina Theis has been working primarily as a freelance artist in Hamburg for 25 years. Whether glass art, lamps, jewellery, amulets, textiles or paintings – the luminescence and healing power of her works have an enchanting effect on rooms and on people. As a painter, she engages in transdisciplinary work with symbols from the mythic world.

In collaboration with Stephanie Bangoura, she has designed visual objects which grant visual expression to the mythic foundations of the Bangoura Method. Martina developed the elaborate stage costumes of the Bangoura Group, cards for the body training “Come into your power” and the six archetypes which take the form of 2.5m long flags in heavy fabric. Her artworks accompany the group to concerts, performances and workshops and create a celebratory ritual space: “In these fast-paced times, it’s good to keep bringing ourselves back into resonance with our source. It’s important to know who we are and why we are here. My works can inspire those moments of stillness.”