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Hannah Ma is a dancer and choreographer with bavarian and chinese roots.
She was educated at the Conservatory in Vienna and the John- Cranko School, Stuttgart and was a stipendiat of Hongkong Ballet and Kirov Ballet.
Hannah worked in Theatres in Stuttgart, Freiburg, Vienna, Trier and Luxemburg and danced in performances all over the world.
She danced in repertory from choreographers such as: John Cranko, Hans van Manen, Uwe Scholz, Amanda Miller, Rosalind Crisp, Philipe Talard, Birgit Scherzer, Anu Sistonen, Yuval Pick and more.
She teaches her own method "Speaking Body- free the beast"- a physical communication training that connects body and soul- based on holistic bodywork and contemporary dance techniques.
During her dance career Hannah Ma won various awards such as the ÖTR -Contest, Vienna and the Theatre Mask, Trier. 2015 she was awarded with the "Brückenpreis" of the Ministry Rhineland- Palatinate and got nominated for the german "Engagementpreis" in 2016.
Hannah Ma worked/ workes as a jury member at the Conservatoire, Luxembourg; the Danz Preis, Luxembourg and for the `Ministerium der deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft`, Eupen.
Since 2012 she has been working as a freelance artist and has founded hannah ma dance( DE) and HAN SúN Gathering a.s.b.l (LU) in 2014.
In 2015 she initiated the Network: `Heroes` to build bridges between the western and the arab world and to educate a young audience. The performance´H.E.R.O.E.S`- was developed during a three week research funded by the European Union. The performance was invited to Fringe Festival, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen in May 2016( coproduced by Theaterfederatioun Luxembourg and will play @ Festival Passages, Metz in May 2017.
2016 she founded "The People United" Company- a company that introduces dancers in exile to the european theatre world. In 2016 "The People United" was supported by "Fonds Soziokultur", Germany.
"It is my intention to create moments of truth and beauty to offer transcendental access to the ground of our being through the expression of bodies and all kinds of art." Hannah Ma