Anna Kozonina, Finland

Anna Kozonina is a dance critic, researcher and curator based in Helsinki. Originally from Russia, since 2015 she has been observing the local contemporary dance scene and in 2021 published a book on experimental Russian dance with a focus on emerging choreographers and multidisciplinary projects that bring together dance, performance and visual arts. Since 2017 she has been reviewing pieces by various European choreographers. As well as obtaining an MA in Political Science and Linguistics, she studied dance history, performance theory, visual culture, curating and contemporary art. She is currently giving lectures on dance and performance theory, curating educational programmes, conducting research projects and writing about dance for several art magazines.

Media by Anna Kozonina
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STHLM DANS: Curating outside the box

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Side Step Festival Helsinki

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Ice Hot Nordic Dance: time to credit dance and controversy?

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Baltic Dance Platform 2022: from intimate to social

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Helsinki’s Moving in November: pasts, pleasures, projections

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Strange Russian dances

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Postdancing in the dark

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Hack me tender: Mette Ingvartsen’s Red Pieces

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Windows on Brussels Dance, 2022

Read Icon Mia Habib’s How to Die, Inopiné. Woman with cropped hair and outstretched arms is looking up in the foreground. She wears a grey unitard embroidered with lichen-like greys and oranges. In the background are four others, in similar costumes. Wooden pallets lie on the floor and there is smoke in the background.


CODA collection: four dances from Norway