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Tania Kalinina is a curator and creative producer for the performing and visual arts for whom the artists and their work is her priority. She is currently based in Bologna, Italy.


With more than 13 years of dynamic experience as a tour manager, executive director, and creative producer, she facilitates theatre, dance, and museum projects of all sizes, and genres.


Together with the team of the renowned Territoriя contemporary art festival, she was the first to bring Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan, Dimitris Papaioannou, Jan Fabre, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meg Stuart, Hofesh Shechter, Taketeru Kudo, and Saburo Teshigawara to Moscow.


As a producer for the Theatre of Nations she maintained and organized traveling productions with top festivals and venues like Holland Festival, Festival NEXT, Santiago a Mil and Lincoln Center Festival. Additionally she served as executive producer for the “Pushkin Fairy Tales” directed by Robert Wilson with music by CocoRosie.


She worked as a head of production department of the Alexandrinsky Theater which was founded in 1756 for the Imperial troupe. During two seasons in Saint-Petersburg she worked with Andriy Zholdak, Luca de Fusco, Attila Vidniansky and emerging Russian directors.


As executive producer she has been in charge of different multidisciplinary projects such as Exhibit B by Brett Bailey, Library at night by Robert Lepage, Impero by Matias Umpierrez, Everything by my side by Fernando Rubio, NACHLASS: PIÈCES SANS PERSONNES by Rimini Protokoll and Vidy-Lausanne.


Her commitment to artists also includes management of established individual performing arts creators of scenic, lighting, costume, and video design.


With a strong passion to arts education and outreach, she collaborated with the festival Inspiration, conceiving and implementing a special winter project dedicated for children, a series of immersive workshops in acting, dancing, scenography and animation.


Recently she was a part of  Site Dance Festival, which aimed to promote site specific dance works in Moscow, including an original new work of Gerard & Kelly at the famous Narkomfin building.


In 2017 she founded her company, Kompass Projects, in order to empower independent artists, foster connections with both established and emerging festivals, and develop cutting edge cultural events by providing consulting, managerial and production services.