top of page

Anna Semenova-Ganz is dance dramaturge, movement researcher and choreographer.

After graduation from Performance Studies (MA) she lives and works in Hamburg.
Anna combines together her interest in in dance history and body politics and acts both as a research dramaturge, facilitating movement research processes and laboratory formats, and production dramaturge with focus on concept and composition.
Anna never invites collaborators to work “for idea” or “for experience” and considers that every work should be paid.
Before moving to Germany Anna graduated from Journalism Faculty in Moscow State University and worked as creative director in advertising agency, developing creative concepts for different brands, she took this skill for concept development into the dance-dramaturgy as well as her “editor” approach to textual or movement material.
Runs summer residency for artistic research "Lesnoye 11" near Moscow.

Anna Semenova-Ganz. Photo: Grzegorz Marek Grzelczyk


2013-2016     Performance Studies, MA (Hamburg University, Germany)

2014-2016    MediaArt Histories (Danube University, Austria)

2012-2013    Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia)

1996-2002     Journalism Faculty at Moscow State University, MA (Russia)


International programs 

2019        "Absences and Silences" Symposium at Nordic Summer University at Roosta (Estonia)

2018         The SNDO - School for New Dance Development - intensive course

                 “Practicing community” Symposium at Nordic Summer University at Fårö island ( Sweden)

2017         “Explore-share-perform”summer school at Ruhr-Universität Bohum

2016          Research Academy “Moving Through Words”at Züricher Hochschule der Künste (Switzerland)

2015          Research Academy “Body and Institution” at Züricher Hochschule der Künste  (Switzerland)


2023         "Cloud Russians" movement research Lab and dance perfromance at "Lichthof Theatre" ( Hamburg)  

2021         "Society of ballet" dance performance, "Limited edition", K3, Kampnagel (Hamburg)

2019         Research laboratory "Something in the air" and

                    Dance-preformance "The Striker" (Moscow) Awarded with Russian theatre prize "Golden Mask" 2020

2018          Performative installation and performance “Dacha” (Summerhouse) at CCI “Fabrika” (Moscow)              

                    Dramaturgy for dance-performance "Floating Appliqué" by choreographer Da Soul Chung at Kampnagel                        (Hamburg)                     

                   Research laboratory “The body of Avant-garde” in collaboration with art-cooperative “Krasnaya shpana”                          (Kampnagel, Hamburg)

2017          “Places and people” site-specific performance, CCI Fabrika (Moscow)

                   “Post-soviet body research laboratory” at ZIL (Moscow, Russia)

                   “Bodyrights” (choreograph Da Soul Chung), dramaturgy at Kampnagel (Hamburg)

2016         “Museum of imaginary performance” at Kampnagel (Hamburg)

                   “And now repeat”, DaDa Space at HFBK (Hamburg)

2015          “The window” installation at the exhibition Workshop’2015 Sub observationem (Moscow Museum                                      of Modern Art)

                   “Planetary pattern” performance and choreography (Berlin)

2014          “Potato” performance at Anna Nova Gallery, parallel program of Manifesta X biennale (St. Petersburg)

2013          “Pure art” performance at Guslitsy art residence (Russia)          

                   “Strength of materials" performance at the exhibition of the same name at ICA (Russia)

                    “The Clew” performance at Serendipity Gallery, ACUD (Berlin)

                   “Souvenir art-service” site-specific performance in ZKU (Berlin)

                   “Thread” performance at Moscow arts and crafts museum (Moscow)

                   “Stone” performance at Museum of Moscow

                   “Pure nature” performance at “Open it!” festival (Berlin)

2012          “Contact calligraphy” performance at ArtPlay (Moscow)

Contact Me

Thanks! Message sent.

bottom of page