Anna Abalikhina's workshop is devised to give the first insight into the basic principles of scenic composition and enlarge the visual experience of the students, both as performers and as members of the audience. This master-class invites to look deep into the concept of being here and now. The participants will learn how to see situations, and will get to know about various ways of communicating with each other during a performance.

Anna Abalikhina is a graduate of Choreographic Lyceum in Moscow and Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. She has been part of the Dutch Company Galili Dance and the German Company In-Jung. She has worked with Rodolfo Leoni and Anouk van Dijk. Anna participated in numerous international festivals and laboratories; she is a resident at the American Dance Festival. Amongst her performances there are: Flies, music by A. Part; The Bed Sitting Room, music by D. Monso for Atelier de Paris Carolyn Carlson; Dance quest/body practice for Platforma Project, Experience №4. Intersection, for The Provincial Dances Company etc.

Anna Abalikhina works as a guest choreographer and collaborates a lot with drama theatres and music theatres. Examples of performances: Medeamaterial, Pascal Dusapin at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre named after P. Tchaikovsky; The School for the Wives, V.Martunov, at the New Opera Theatre; The Field, by P. Priazhko at The School of Modern Drama; The Midsummernight’s Dream, based on W. Shakespeare, at the Seventh Studio; Dad is Leaving, Mom is Lying and the Granny Dies, F. Iver, at the Meyerkhold Centre, etc. Anna curated dance at Platforma Project in Moscow. She has also got her teaching practice. In 2015 she was nominated for the Golden Mask Award as The Best Choreographer for making An Exhibit Item/Awakening for the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre. The show won two Golden Mask Awards – as the Best Production in Contemporary Dance and the other one is for the Best Lighting Design.