KSENIA RAVVINA, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, based in Berlin, Germany is a director, author, dramaturge.
She studied history at Saint Petersburg State University, theatre directing in Frankfurt and applied theatre studies at Justus Liebig University in Giessen.
Ksenia Ravvina works at the intersection of different forms and genres, encompassing performance/theatre, opera and multimedia conceptual works. As a border crosser, she deals with themes such as absence and visibility. Her work is characterized in particular by the scenic articulation of complex theoretical issues by means of an artistic language in which the political and the poetic are indissolubly interwoven.
In recent years, several projects have been created in Germany, Eastern Europe and the USA, including projects for the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, the Staatstheater Darmstadt, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Dirty Deal Teatro in Riga, as well as various works in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, the Frankfurt LAB, the Schwankhalle in Bremen, the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, the RUHRTRIENNALE, Opera Philadelphia and the Deutsches Theater Berlin.
In 2019, Ksenia Ravvina co-created the opera DENIS & KATYA at Opera Philadelphia, USA. The piece was acclaimed worldwide and received various international prizes (FEDORA – GENERALI Prize for Opera 2019, Finalist of the International Opera Awards 2020 a.o.). In the same year she staged UNTERTITEL. EINE TECHNO OPER IN DREI AKTEN at Atelierfrankfurt. In spring 2021, she brought the play THE ARRIVAL to the Theater Münster. In October 2021 her most recent work IN A REAL TRAGEDY, IT IS NOT THE HEROINE WHO DIES; IT IS THE CHORUS premiered at Deutsches Theater Berlin.