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UNITED NETWORKS gUG (Verbindungen Fördern_Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste), GER 

partnership with Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience, Durban (ZA)

_ partnership with Kunsthalle Trier (GER)


_ partnership with Théâtre National du Luxemburg (LU)



09.-11. Februar:
Think Tank für mehr Diversität und Gemeinschaft im Tanz


February/ March 23:
Hannah Ma as jury member for: Zirkus ON (GER)



February 09.-11th:
Hannah Ma: INVASION(S)-work in progress @Think Tank_Steptext_SchwankhalleBremen (GER)



February 09.-11th:
Hannah Ma for/ with United Networks @Think Tank_Steptext_SchwankhalleBremen (GER)


May 25th: Hannah Ma for United Networks @ BKM, Ministry of Culture (Berlin, GER)

May 31th: Hannah Ma for United Networks @ Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen with Zirkus ON 


June 01st: Hannah Ma @ Design Awards Luxembourg, Nommination of People United Performing Arts (on) Paper Magazin (LU)


June 8th: Hannah Ma @ Table Ronde, TalentLAB_Théâtres de la Ville (LU)


June 12th: Hannah Ma @ Kulturministerkonferenz, Berlin (GER) 


July 12th-14th: Hannah Ma@ International Dance Theatres Festival, Lublin (PL)


September 11th-16th INVASION(S) @ Jomba! Contemporary dance Experience, Durban ZA

September 15th and 16th:
INVASION(S) @Jomba at THE MARKET Theatre, Johannesburg ZA

September 27th: Hannah Ma for United networks @ "Let's perform responsibility", BFDK and ITI

October 10th: Hannah Ma | Moderation after talk, APAL, Ringthetaer Berlin 


October 11th: Hannah Ma Jury | German Theatre Awards, Berliner Festspiele


October 13th: Hannah Ma @ Barcamp and German Dance Awards, German Dance Association, Pact Zollverein_Essen


October 8th-10th: Hannah Ma @ Tanz weit draussen Symposium, Cottbus


Nov 14th-Dec 2nd:
"Karaoke for the End of the World" rehearsals/ residency, Johannesburg ZA





Hannah Ma 2022:

Mai | June:


INVASION(S) rehearsals, Trier and Luxembourg (GER/LU)


Mai 25th | 26th: 
`Dancing Nomadic Truth`- concept paper/ video essay: Hannah Ma @ Jomba! Dialogues (ZA)




Mai | June:


INVASION(S) rehearsals, Trier and Luxembourg (GER/LU) My Dance/ Nora Amin programmed by Hannah Ma @ Tuchfabrik Trier |


hannahmadance is supporting: Project June 4th- Tiannamen_ a commemorial performance by Ming Poon 




June 10th: 


Hannah Ma is presenting: "Posthuman Manifesto"(videoessay) @ AGENDA- woman for gender equity- launch |Gendered Implications of New Technologies and Posthuman Subjectivities from the Global South (Durban,ZA)



June | Juli | October:


Hannah Ma as Choreographer with Larisa Faber (Good Girls), Esch 22 (LU)




June 19th:


Hannah Ma as speaker @ Tanzkongress  (Tanzmainz), GER





Hannah Ma as mentor for flausen+ residency 2022, Freies Werkstatt Theater Köln (GER)




November | December:


INVASION(S): Performative Installation @Kunsthalle Trier, 



work in progress showing (Prozessförderung Fonds Darstellende Künste) Trier and Luxembourg (GER/LU)






UNITED NETWORKS (Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste), GER




ONDA@Théâtre National Luxembourg, © Bohumil Kostohrytz

“ONDA” is a research, performance and art production space curiously discussing the relationship of humans and nature against the background of anthropocentrism.


ONDA is an artistic collaboration between

Hannah Ma (Hannah Ma Dance, GER | The People United, LU)

Sebastian M. Purfürst (LEM-Studios, Berlin)

and their teams




                               ONDA ISLANDS 2021:

                               ONDA | live performance

ONDA | video and sound installation with performers

  ONDA | music album

          ONDA | digital performance

ONDA | photobook



The artistic research focusses on elements of dance, physical acting, audiovisual compositions and immersive digital arts which are woven into transmedia storytelling — experienced through live performances, installations, online presentations and new media formats.


How do we define the “non- reproducible magical soul”, the aura, the prehistoric part in every individual, the meaning of love in this modern, digitalized and globalized society? How can we deal with our hidden desires and our deepest fears in times of a pandemic and in the isolation of confinement?  ONDA is an emotional road trip into the abysses of ourselves and the abysses of the oceans that remain as silent witnesses of global colonial structures. ONDA explores the relationships of the performers since their collective trip to Southafrica back in 2019 until today and how they deal with confinement and the cold, technical world. The team asks itself how they can become and build an identity in the stress field of the digital and analog world by analyzing the mythology and hybridity of mermaids in our contemporary narratives.




Tour dates:

‚The politics of intimacy‘@ JOMBA! Masihambisane Dialogues | Durban, ZA on June 2nd

Théâtre National du Luxembourg: March 7th, March 9th and May 11th
Europäische Kunstakademie, Trier: November 2021 dates to be announced
Uferstudios Berlin, Berlin: August 20th 
Jomba! Festival, Durban (ZA): September 2021 3rd, digital premiere






ONDA Team:


Choreography: Hannah Ma

Concept: Hannah Ma, Sebastian M. Purfürst
Production: Hannah Ma
Production Assistance: Dirk Seifert, Lena Noske
Digital Development, Music, Photo- and Videoart: Sebastian M. Purfürst | LEM-Studios Berlin
Costume: Ele Bleffert, Hannah Ma
Make Up and Hair: Emanuelle Simons
Lighting Design: Nico Trembley, Hannah Ma 
Dramaturgy: Hannah Ma, Marc- Bernhard Gleißner 
Choreographic Assistance, Rehearsal Directors: Christin Reinartz, Sergio Mel
Translation: Lena Noske
Video: Sebastian M. Purfürst, Alexander Ourth, Delmar Mavignier
Graphic Design: Annick Kieffer, Sara Giubelli | Studio Polenta
Technical Services: Thorsten Müller, TM Eventservice
Co- Creation: Ritsuko Matsuoka, Sergio Mel, Maher Abdul Moaty, Christin Reinartz, Valentina Zappa
Performance: Ritsuko Matsuoka, Sergio Mel, Maher Abdul Moaty, Sebastian M. Purfürst, Christin Reinartz, Valentina Zappa

Production: The People United asbl (LU), hannahmadance| Tufa Tanz e.V. (GER)
Coproduction: Théâtre National du Luxembourg (LU)
With the support of:
Trois C-L/ Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Ministry of Culture Rhineland-Phalatinate, Arts Foundation Sparkasse Trier, LEM-Studios Berlin, Tuchfabrik Trier
Special Thanks to: National Arts Festival Makanda, Nina Zebe, Barbara Ma, Kiteboarding Magazine, UJ Arts & Culture University of Johannesburg




Emma Appel: Luxemburger Wort, 11. Mai

„Die Welle als Symbol der Energie- fließender Widerstand:

Die einstündige Choreografie beeindruckt durch die radikalen Ausbrüche der Tänzer*innen wie durch die fließenden Übergänge. Mitunter wirken die Tanzfiguren wie organische Zustände… 

Die Choreografie erschafft mitreißende Momentaufnahmen und Synergien nach dem Vorbild der Naturgewalt und im Einklang mit ihr.

So erweist sich die Performance als hybrider Organismus- entstanden aus dem analogen, dem digitalen und dem mythischen Raum. Für den Zuschauer ist „ONDA“ in mehrfacher Weise ein sinnliches Erlebnis: bedrohlich, stürmisch und mythisch. Wer sich auf die Choreografie einlässt, kann sich mit den Tänzer*innen hineinstürzen ins Ungewisse. Zugleich ist es ein ästhetisches Erlebnis, das mit den gängigen Konventionen des Zeitgenössischen Tanzes bricht.

Nicht zuletzt wirkt die fließende Choreografie wie eine trotzige Antwort auf die Covid-19 Welle.“

Program Poster
hannahmadance ONDA 2021.pdf
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