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Ksenia Ravvina

Theatre director, dramaturge and concept writer with interdisciplinary approach, embracing visual, music and performing arts

Ksenia Ravvina (Saint Petersburg, Russia) received her diploma as a historian at the State University in Saint Petersburg. She studied theatre directing at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. In 2010 she got the Best Director Award for the play “White Nights” at the 14th International Dostoyevsky Chamber Festival, Staraya Russa, Russia. In the winter semester 2014/2015 she started a Master's degree in Applied Theater Studies at the Justus Liebig University in Gießen, where she worked on scenic projects with Heiner Goebbels, Walid Raad, Bojana Kunst i.a. Ksenia Ravvina created performances on German and Russian stages, including projects for the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, Staatstheater Darmstadt and various works in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, the Frankfurt LAB and the Schwankhalle in Bremen. She collaborated with different artists such as Artyom Ignatiev, Anastasia Kadruleva (The Theater Ballet Moscow), Katja Cheraneva, Alexandar Hadjiev, Theodore Huffman, Kristina Veit, Philip Venables the MichaelDouglas Collective and others.


Her work “Adolescence” was chosen for the residency program "Campustriennale Materclass" of the RUHRTRIENNALE 2016. In 2017, Ksenia Ravvina directed the KulturTagJahr 2016/17 - Altana Cultural Foundation at the Charles Hallgarten School in Frankfurt. She was a scholarship holder of the international research residency "next generation workspace", Theatre for Young Audiences in Frankfurt 2017/2018. With her latest work “Makulatur” she received a multi-city residency in the frames of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main 2017/2018. In spring 2018 she worked as a dramaturge and artistic consultant in performances for Dirty Deal Theatre Riga and ZUKT_#TANZ Mousonturm Frankfurt.
Currently she is developing projects in collaboration with Radialsystem V Berlin and Opera Philadelphia, USA.