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dates 2021:

February 15th- March 06th- April 26nd:
January- September:
EXPO 2021/Dubai:
A portrait about Hannah Ma and The People United for the Expo 2021 is currently in the making (Hochschule Heilbronn)
February- September:
Hannah Ma is editing:
The People United Magazine,
Performing Arts Festival, on paper
a #TakePart/ Fonds für Darstellende Künste (GER)
April: ONDA | Hannah Ma 2021, official Trailer release for:
May 7th- May 11th:
"Die Übersterblichen. Eine letzte Reise"- Participatory project on the subject of death (Direction: Judith Kriebel) @ Tuchfabrik Trier (Ger) 



November 9th, European Academy of the Arts, Trier (GER):

8 PM | European Academy of the Arts, Trier (GER):

ONDA- into the unknown,

Rhineland-Phalatinate premiere

9.30 PM:
The People United Magazine,
Performing Arts Festival, on paper
official launch
supported by: #TakePart/ Fonds für Darstellende Künste (GER)


...and more...stay tuned.

dates 2020:

January- July 2020:
EXPO 2020/Dubai:
A portrait about Hannah Ma and her work for the Expo 2020 is currently in the making 
POSTPONED to 2021 
March 06th- April 26nd:
Hannah Ma is co-curating:"1000 Tücher- Srebrenica"
@ Tuchfabrik Trier (GER) 
March 06th- April 26nd: "Freedom/ Authority- how bodies reflect political systems"- Workshop with Hannah Ma @ Tuchfabrik Trier (GER)
March 13th:
Hannah Ma is invited as a speaker at TanzZeit Symposium, Berlin (GER)
March 16th-22nd:
Hannah Ma is in residency with U&J Arts and Culture, Johannesburg/ZA
June 26th-July 06th:
South Africa Tour 2020/
NAF 2020
Hannah Ma and The People United will present.
SWAN and CLASH- Romeo and Julia @ National Arts Festival, Makanda (ZA)
September 10th:
Hannah Ma is invited as a speaker for the Fachtag on Dance and Racism: "The other body"/ curated by Nora Amin
September 26th and 27th:
Premiere of "A rather odd question" (Larisa Faber/ Hannah Ma) @ Grand Théâtre de la Ville, Luxembourg

dates 2019:

June 27th and 28th:
@Guy Butler Theatre

July 4th and 5th:

"Wanderer"@Great Hall

www.nationalartsfestival.co.za, Makanda (ZA)

October 12th:

"Sylphides-humans-fishes-birds" as part of "Der Seele den Weg leuchten" @ Basilika Trier (GER)

October 17th:

"(no) roots"( Joseph- Maria Balnaya/ Hannah Ma) @ European Academy of the Arts, Trier (GER)


December 11th and 12th:

"Nutkracker- never grow up"@ Landesmuseum Stuttgart as part of "Freie Szene zu Gast" (GER), Stuttgart (GER)

December 18th and 19th:

"Nutkracker- never grow up"@ Tuchfabrik Trier (GER), Trier (GER)

dates 2018:

March 14th-18th:
Hannah Ma is representing hannah ma dance/ The People United @ Tanzplattform 18, Essen (GER)/ Exportförderung Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, Essen (GER)
April 25th:
May 24th-26th:
June 2nd- October 31st:
I AM aus TRIER- die Karl Marx Revue @ Tuchfabrik Trier, Trier (GER)
August/ September 2018:
29.08-01.09: hannahmadance @ ITM, Internationale Tanzmesse Duesseldorf
with DTD/ Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, Düsseldorf (GER)
September 21st-24th:
October 18th-28th:
hannahmadance is hosting Ni Ni Chen Company (NY) and Samuel Japhet (TZA) for residencies @ Tuchfabrik Trier (GER)
October 27th:
"We are...the People"
a choreographic evening on the topic of human freedom and the freedom of speech with: Nai Ni Chen (CHN/ NY), Sergio Mel (BRA), Giovanni Zazzera (LU/IT), Hannah Ma (GER/CHN)
November 1st-4th:
Hannah Ma is representing hannahmadance/ The People United@ IETM Plenary Meeting, Munich and is presenting "WANDERER" in a showroom, Munich (GER)



dates 2017:




January 10th:

"Rauhnacht" /WANDERER work in progress @ German General Consulate; New York (©)New York (US)



January 6th-10th:

the company will present itself at APAP Conference New York

The People United was chosen as one of five German companies to attend APAP 2017 (US)



February 4th-10th:

Hannah Ma is representing "The People United" @ Swiss Dance Days, Geneva (CH)



March 18th.: "Dieu/ Monstre"

Arpmuseum am Rolandseck (GER)



April 29th:

H.E.R.O.E.S @ Heilig Rock Tage Festival ( Bistum Trier), Trier (DE)



May 10th and 11th:

H.E.R.O.E.S @ Festival Passages, Metz (FR)



May 12th:

Premiere "Faust" (Kade Schmidt) @ Anhaltisches Theater Dessau (DE)



May 24th-June 16th:

"Schwanensee(le)", research @

TalentLAB with Grand Theatre, Luxembourg(LU)



June 29th- July 9th:

Hannah Ma is representing hannah ma dance/ The People United @

National Arts Festival, Grahamstown- South Africa (ZAF)



November 3rd, 8pm: Premiere "WANDERER" @ Kulturfabrik Eupen (BE)



November 7th and 8th, 11am:

"Wanderer" @ Theater Trier (DE)



November 25th, 8pm: "WANDERER" @ Theatre Esch (LU)


December 16th:

Premiere: UNDO

@ Theatre National du Luxembourg



December 17th and 20th:

UNDO @Theatre National du Luxembourg



Hannah Ma is working with:


Dirk Seifert: Production and Controlling, Concept Development

Marc-Bernhard Gleißner: Dramaturgy, Concept Development

Lena Noske: Production Assistance, Translation 

Nina Zebe: Production Assistance

Sebastian Purfürst/ LEM-Studios Berlin: Video, Music, Concept Development, Digital Formats

Alexander Ourth/ Kulturlabor Trier: Video, Artistic Guidance

Judith Kriebel: Concept Development of participatory projects, Amateur Theatre

Annick Kieffer/ Studio Polenta Luxemburg: Design

Ele Bleffert: Costume Design

Thorsten Müller: Techical Services

Sergio Mel: Community Dance, Dance Captain, Choreographic Assistance

Christin Reinartz: Education, Dance Captain, Choreographic Assistance


hannahmadance | Tufa Tanz e. V. (GER): Production Germany 

Haus Noir (ZA): Production South Africa

The People United asbl(LU): Production Luxemburg

LEM-Studios, Berlin (GER): Media Production Berlin


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Hannah Ma is a German- Chinese choreographer. She was born in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria. Hannahs focus lies on contemporary rituals and the translation of archaic roots within our society. Her works are divided in two choreographic directions: “Taming Monsters” (recreations of classical theatre pieces) and “Transformances” (performances that are based on rituals).

She reflects on eurocentrism, (post-) colonialism, racism, sexsism and focuses on diversity- mainstreaming, empowerment of feminist actions, genderfluidity and the translation of cultural heritage in contemporary narratives.

Hannah feels herself as non-binary.

Her choreographic language is creatively mixing elements of dance and theatre, of ballet, dancetheatre and performance.


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).

Since founding hannahmadance (DE, 2014) and The People United asbl (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” at German Consulate General), 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. Her work "H.E.R.O.E.S" was evaluated and published by the German UNESCO Commission and the Bertelsmann Foundation in "Kunst in der Migrationsgesellschaft-Beiträge der Künste für ein Leben in Vielfalt".


Hannah Mas work focuses on the body as both the witness and the landscape

of political changes in our multi- migrating world as well as thesearch of identity and belonging. Hannah Ma works with artists from allover the world such as Syria, Italy, Brazil, Japan and Europe. Her interest lies within non-verbal communication and finding ways to overcome social and cultural habits as well as prejudice concerning the so called 'foreign and alien'.

In her work she focuses on techniques like the collective consciousness, which fits with her education as a spiritual healer, yogi and her classical ballet training with Stuttgart Ballett.

Her recent work Onda- into the unknown focuses on waves. Both as the waves of our communication and the dynamics that rules the world and our being. Her philosophical approach is to examine and understand the flow.

She created various educational and participatory projects.

Just recently she worked with Grand Theatre/ LU for “TalentLAB goes Feeschmaart” on a participartory project that shared testimonials of families living in Kirchberg (mentoring: Anthony Heidweiler/ Dutch National Opera).

Hannah Ma finished an education as an hospice helper in 2020.


Interview von Hannah Ma mit Michael Freundt / Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (Fachtag „The Other Body - Tanz und Rassismus / The Performative Political Body of today“/ Schillertheater Berlin, September 2020):





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