Hannah Ma

Hannah Ma

hannah ma choregrapheHannah Ma is a German-Chinese choreographer. Her focus lies on contemporary rituals and the translation of archaic roots within our society. She was educated at the Conservatory in Vienna and the John-Cranko School, Stuttgart and the University of Hagen (GER).

Hannah was a scholarship student at Kirov Ballet/ St. Petersburg and Hong Kong Ballet. She won several ballet competitions such as: ÖTR- Contest in Vienna and the International Ballet Competitions in Györ, Hungary and Bologna, Italy.
She worked, amongst others, with Theatre Freiburg(GER), Museumsquatier (A), Theatre Trier (DE) and the Expo in Shanghai (CHN). Hannah worked as a freelance dancer all over the world.
Since founding hannahmadance ( DE, 2014) and HAN SúN
Gathering (LU, 2015) her productions were invited and co-produced by: Theatre National Luxembourg, (2015/ 2017), Theatre d´Esch, Luxemburg (2017), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen / DE (2016), Festival Passages in Metz/ FR (2017), Theater Trier/ DE (2016/2017), German Consulat General/ N.Y. (2016), Arpmuseum am Rolandseck/DE ( 2016),Alter Schlachthof Eupen (BE), Trois C-L/LU (2015/2016).

As director of her company she was invited to APAP Conference 2017/ New York (work in progress showing WANDERER), to Swiss Dance Days, Geneva /CH 2017, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown /SA 2017 and Tanzplattform, Essen/ GER 2018.
Hannah won several awards as a dancer and choreographer such as the “Theatermaske” from Richard- Wagner association (DE), the “Brückenpreis Rhinland-Phalatinate“ (DE). She was nominated for the German “Engagementpreis“ in 2016. Her project H.E.R.O.E.S is currently evaluated as a best practice project by the UNESCO, Germany, 2017. Hannah was chosen for TalentLab at Les Theatres de la Ville/Grand Theatre Luxemburg (Jury: Koen Augustijnen/ Les ballets C de la B, José Montalvo/La Maison des Arts de Créteil / France, Peeping Tom, Compagnie de danse /Gabriele Carrizo and Franck Chartier / Belgique , Bernard Baumgarten/ TROIS C_L Centre de Création ChorégraphiqueLuxembourgeois, Tom Leick-Burns/ Théâtre de la Ville/ Luxembourg).

Hannah teaches the method “Speaking Body” an improvisation method she created from the base of contemporary and classical dance, yoga and acting methods.Hannah also studied cultural sciences with focus on philosophy.

Further information:

SWAN (2018)
UNDO (2017)
ARENA (2016)
Dieu/ Monstre (2015)
HEROES – for just one day (2015)
Nussknacker – Das Fest (2014)
Exist is the repeat of practice (2014)
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Photo WANDERER © Hannah Ma/ editing: Sebastian Purfürst, LEM- Studios