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Anna Hop is a dancer and choreographer. She graduated from the Roman Turczynowicz Ballet school in Warsaw, joining the Polish National Ballet straight afterwards. Anna won prizes at the 1st Polish National Ballet Competition in Wrocław and the 15th Wojciech Wiesiołłowski Polish National Ballet Competition in Gdańsk.

 

As a dancer of the corps de ballet of the Polish National Ballet she appeared in: Kurt Weill (duet Alabama Song), In Light and Shadow (Gavotte), The Nutcracker (Doll), Swan Lake (Pas de trois), The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Chinese Dance), The Sleeping Beauty(Red Ridding Hood), and Nijinskys The Rite of Spring (one of the tree red ones).

 

She debuted as choreographer in 2010, staging W malinowym chruśniaku to music by Marek Grechuta and Takehisa Kosugi during the 2nd Choreographic Workshop Creations 2 held by the Polish National Ballet. Since 2010 Anna has been presenting new choreographic miniatures every year at the workshop: in 2011 she showed Temat strachu to music by Kenji Eno (Cinematic Orchestra Remixes, Creations 3), in 2012 she came up with LAB V to 1950s pop music (also shown on TVP during the Polish finals of Eurovision Young Dancers, Creations 4), and in 2013 she premiered COLLARS set to music by Meredith Monk (Creations 5). In June 2013 she staged at the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera 3xP Panda, Pandamonium, Pandarecki, a piece developed together with Zbigniew Czapski-Kłoda to music by Meredith Monk, Krzysztof Penderecki and Amona Tobinaas as part of an educational project. Also in 2013 her piece for children titled Bajki Ci opowiem set to music by Witold Lutosławski premiered at the Szczecin opera house. Anna led choreographic workshops for Polish and Norwegian teenagers as part of the project Recognising Through Dance implemented jointly by the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera and the Norwegian National Opera. She also created one of the five choreographs presented at the project’s finale.

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