ONDA is a new work by Hannah Ma, a German-Chinese choreographer and founder/director of Hannah Ma Dance and HAN SúN based in Luxembourg that is based on research by German philosopher Walter Benjamin who explored the connection between the digital world and real world.
About Hannah Ma
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 Theater Freiburg (GER), Museumsquatier (A), Theater 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: Theater National Luxembourg, (2015/2017), Theater d´Esch, Luxemburg (2017), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen / DE (2016), Festival Passages in Metz / FR (2017), Theater Trier / DE (2016/2017), German Consulat General / NY (2016), Arpmuseum am Rolandseck / GER (2016), Alter Schlachthof Eupen / BE (2017), Trois CL / 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, Grah a mstown / ZA 2017 and Tanz platform, 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 Theaters de la Ville / Grand Theater 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 Center de Création ChorégraphiqueLuxembourgeois, Tom Leick-Burns / Théâtre de la Ville / Luxembourg).
Her work “HEROES” was evaluated and published by the German UNESCO Commission and the Berthelsman Foundation in “Art in the Migration Society – Contributions of the Arts for Living Together in Diversity”.
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 a focus on philosophy.