She has been a performer and a Guest Artist resident at the International Festival of Paper Toy Theater in Germany, France, Mexico and Russia, "Great Small Works" International Toy Theater Festival in New York, "On Edge" Festival of Contemporary Performance Arts in Santa Barbara, Detroit and Santa Monica Museums of Arts, Japanese American National Museum, the Automata Arts in Los Angeles, National Puppetry Festival at the University of Connecticut.
Residences as a Visual Artist/Stage Director/Educator include: Meyerhold Theater Center in Moscow, Theater of Generations in ST. Petersburg, Young Arts LA UCLA, and Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.
Dukhovny is a recipient of Long Beach Arts Council Professional Artist Fellowship.
Yulya Dukhovny is an American artist living in Long Beach, California. She centers on the Model Theater medium and contemporary interpretation of traditional paper/toy theater, popular in 19th Century Europe. She creates a dramatic visual narrative Incorporating creative writing, object based performance, physical theater, experimental puppetry, video and original music. She defines her tiny-stage plays as a “live paper animation performed in a vertical 2D scenic space, where six-inches paper figures are wading through the metaphorical landscapes”. Dukhovny’s experimental work inspired by life-size scenography and its multiple stage process of modelling.
*microscope (from the Greek: μικρός, mikrós, "small" and σκοπεῖν, skopeîn, "to look" or "see")
is an instrument to see objects too small
for the naked eye.