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Hannah 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/GER ( 2016),Alter Schlachthof Eupen/BE (2017), Trois C-L/LU (2015/2016). National Arts Festival Makanda/ZA ( 2019/ 2020), UJ Arts&Culture- Arts Department University Johannesburg/ZA (2018/ 2020).
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 /ZA 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. 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).
Her work "H.E.R.O.E.S" was evaluated and published by the German UNESCO Commission and the Berthelsman Stiftung in "Kunst in der Migrationsgesellschaft- Beiträge der Künste für ein zusammenleben in Vielfalt".
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 studies cultural sciences with focus on philosophy.