Polina Sonis & Alina Belyagina

Polina Sonis is a dancer and performer with a degree in Arts & Philology. 2018-2020 she worked in Tel Aviv with Nimrod Freed Tami Dance Company, later was a dancer and co-creator of an inclusive dance project “By The Way” with ASD dancers In Saint-Petersburg. Polina has had the pleasure of working with Cindy Van Acker under the direction of Romeo Castellucci for “Don Giovanni” on Salzburger Festspiele 2021. Since April 2022 Polina resides in Berlin, Germany, where she is collaborating with several independent choreographers such as Breeanne Saxton, Grace Euna Kim. Recently she performed at Tanz Winterthur Festival 2022 in Switzerland as well as at Tanz im August 2022 (HAU,Berlin,“City Horses” by Byström Källblad). In October 2022 she collaborated with Jasmine Morand and Cristina D’Alberto in the frame of OASIS (TanzQuelle & Bad Lemons Project) in Munich and started working with a Munich-based choreographer Micha Purucker. In March 2023 she started working as a guest dancer and performer in Thalia Theatre (Hamburg) Since October 2022 she dances for Munich-based choreographer Micha Purucker. In March 2023 she started working as a guest artist in Thalia Theatre (Hamburg).

Alina Belyagina works between dance and theatre with extensive use of video and text. Born in Ukraine, based in Germany. Alina is educated at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (Journalism) . She spent three years in Poland learning ancient Greek and Latin and working as a classic ballet teacher. After moving to Germany she started her choreographic career by participating in Soltunatu Tantsu Lava The PREMIERE`18 residency in Tallinn and then started working with Freies Theater München. As a dancer, Alina worked with, among others, United-C, Hege Haagenrud, Isabelle Schad, Claudia Castellucci, Helena Waldmann, Alexandra Pirici. Choreographic internship with Sharon Eyal ,Yasmeen Godder Company (dance for Parkinson). Alina ’s works are presented internationally in platforms such as: LAOS Contemporary Dance Festival, Open Look Festival Saint-Petersburg, Tanzwerkstatt Europa Munich, Euro-Scene Leipzig, International Solo Tanz Theater Stuttgart, Process/Talk Tel-Aviv Suzanne Dellal, Soar Festival Kristiansand, Sommerwerft Frankfurt.  From 2022 Alina Belyagina is supported by Kulturreferat Munich, V-A-C Foundation and Chanel Culture Fund, Goethe Institut Dänemark.