area: Performing Arts Researcher
Anna Kozonina is a dance writer, researcher, and educator based in Helsinki.
As well as obtaining an MA in Political Science and Linguistics, she studied dance history and performance theory and holds an arts MA from Aalto University. Since 2017 she has been reviewing pieces by emerging and established European choreographers, researching the
new post-soviet dance scene (the book on the topic was published in 2021), and diving into somatic discourses in contemporary dance, which she observes from critical and political perspectives.
She currently gives lectures on dance and performance theory, curates educational programs, and conducts research projects. As a researcher and writer, she collaborated with institutions and festivals across Europe including Norrlandsoperan, Moving in November, Baltic and Nordic Dance Platforms, Rail2Dance, STHLM DANS, etc.
She is also a regular contributor at Springback Magazine (Aerowaves network project) where she mainly analyses contemporary dance in the Nordics.