Taja Savina graduated from The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia: Choreographic art (bachelor), and from The Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet according to the program: “Scientific and creative laboratory of composition of modern forms of dance” (master).
During the studying she took work shops of many famous russian and foreign choreographers. About 5 years she cooperates with ODDDANCE Theatre. During this time, she has managed to participate in some performances, such as “White wind”. Also Taja took part in shootings of a promotional video of this performance.
Taja was an assistant at butoh festivals at the master Katsura Kan in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Helsinki, during festival Kan choreographed for her. With this solo she acted in theatres of Russia and abroad. In parallel with it she created several dancing and butoh solo with which Taja acted on various platforms in Russia and in Finland.
Taja has participated as a butoh dancer (a role of the witch) in Luk Perceval’s performance “Macbeth” in 2014 which premiere was held on the stage of Baltic House theater. Also she works as a ballet master, she choreographs for the performances in theaters. One of the last projects where Taja’s choreography was used was a performance based on Charlotte Gilman’s work “Yellow wall-paper” in Turku in Tehdas theatre in cooperation with the director Ricardo Marin and the actress Sofia Molin, butoh performance “Meet my Monsters” in Helsinki which premiere was held on November 14th, 2014 in Höyhentämö theater with participation of the dancer Minja Mertanen, two assembly performance “Hoffman. Visions” on the big stage of Theatre for Young Audience in St. Petersburg and other performances.
One of her latest works in+SECT has taken the 3rd place in a competition “Total Theatre” in 2013 according to the results of an internet voting. Participant of Russian Look 2016.
After that one of her performances “3T” was nominated for a GOLDEN MASK AWARDS and she was nominated as “the best feminine role in modern choreography”. Also she created and executed choreography in the clip of the LACRIMOSA band.
Taja has published the book: “Manifesto. Echo of the Russian futurism.” in June, 2016.
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