Premiere: 25. March 2023 in Ensemble Modern Dachsaal,Frankfurt;

2nd Performance: 21. July 2023 at 180° Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria 


The music performance “EXISTINCT” emphasises the existence of countless entities that often remain invisible, creating a multidimensional world of sound and time. It draws a soundscape in which sounds persist, even if they are sporadic or only present as echoes, and constructs a complex and multilayered sonic environment. Through the music performance, the audience is invited to experience the fullness and complexity of the coexistence of past, present, and future.

Idea and realisation: Alexandar Hadjiev/ Ksenia Ravvina / Mihaela Dobreva / Ensemble Modern

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obscure (2022)

Installation; 16. – 30. April 2022; Vernissage: 16. April 2022, Raum für drastische Maßnahmen Berlin

“obscure” is a durational installation that combines tangible objects, sound and a virtual NFT representation of the concept that lingers between the visible and the invisible, the real and the fictional.

“It is a big room with three rows of desks, a portrait of the Leader on the wall behind the teacher’s chair, a map with two hemispheres, of which only one is legal. The little boy takes his seat, opens his briefcase, puts his pen and notebook on the desk, lifts his face, and prepares himself to hear drivel.”

Joseph Brodsky, Less Than One, 1976

Idea and realisation: Ksenia Ravvina / Mihaela Dobreva / Alexandar Hadjiev

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In A Real Tragedy, It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies; It Is The Chorus (2021)

“For in a real tragedy, it is not the hero who perishes; it is the chorus.” 

(Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Lecture, 1987) 


For centuries, artists have been silenced for their beliefs and their art. This evening gives these stories a voice. 

Following the strong female figures of Greek tragedy, we primarily let them speak, developing a polyphony of voices. For it is not the death of the individual hero that is the real tragedy, but the death of the chorus – of the community. 

Drawing from the “theatrical case” legal trial surrounding the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Kirill Serebrennikov in Russia and the revolutionary movement in Belarus, a multimedia work of fiction/documentary theatre is created. Focusing particularly on the women who are fighting for visibility and solidarity, the discrimination, hushing and violent erasure of artists is explored. 


Director and Autor: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Videodesign and Posterdesign: Daniel Hughes; Lights: Iana Boitcova; Dramaturgy: Tina Ebert; Production: Federico Vöcks de Schwindt, Francesca Spisto; Videoassistance: Rocio Rodriguez
Cast: Yang Ge and Leicy Valenzuela

Created for Radar Ost Festival and Deutsches Theater Berlin

The Arrival (2021)

What motivates a person to take a step into the foreign? Leaving everything known behind? To start a journey to a new place where everything is nameless and the future is uncertain? Inspired by the graphic novel THE ARRIVAL by the Australian author and illustrator Shaun Tan, director Ksenia Ravvina explores the process of change and change with the ensemble of the Junge Theater Münster. Every person is confronted with drastic changes in life. In these so-called crises or transformation processes, people find themselves in a situation in which they can no longer act in an old way or in a new way. The entire chronological development of life is called into question and divides life into a before and an after.
With an interactive 4D performance and a room installation that stimulates all the senses, the artistic team approaches the emotional world of new beginnings as well as the change in life and identity and invites the audience on an expedition to a terra incognita.


Director: Ksenia Ravvina; Music/Sound Design: Alexandar Hadjiev; Video/Stage: Warped Type; Dramaturgy: Monika Kosik
Performance: Eva Dorlaß and Valentin Schröteler

Production of Jungestheater Münster


Three rooms, three parts, three bodies. A song, not music. A techno opera in which you don’t hear an organized beat that is not sung. An opera that deals with the subtitles of today’s positions in dance.

Together with three performers, the audience embarks on a search for traces of the past in the body, the volatility of time and the expiration date of bodies. Genres and design tools intertwine to find a translation for the state of aging and obsolescence.

The eighth work by the artist duo ravvina / veit invites you to embark on a somewhat different journey of discovery of Oskar Schlemmer’s “Triadic Ballet” and its expansive costumes Artists today.


Idea: ravvina / veit | Director: Ksenia Ravvina | Music: Alexandar Hadjiev | Performance: Frédéric De Carlo, Amancio Gonzalez, Kristina Veit | Costumes: CreativHaus Offenbach e.V. |  Light: Lutz Zimmermann | Production: Mareike Uhl

Production of ravvina/veit

zoomroom (2018)

An external, an internal, an entrance, an invocation of the unexpected. A performance, a process, a dramaturgy, individual actions interacting; the spectators as a part of the whole. Every interruption implicates an alteration. 1 room, countless rooms, one after the other, all together, developing one another. Projections and reflections fall in the process into one.


Team: Jochen Göpfert, Alexandar Hadjiev, William Overcash, Popticum Kollektiv, Ksenia Ravvina, Kristina Veit, Anja Schneidereit , Bernhard Siebert


Production of ravvina/veit

Drawn (2017)

Drawn is an interdisciplinary performance inspired by the separation of the society and the nostalgia of the unknown past.

The performance is based in four different rooms and the audience is free to explore every room. 
Every room represents something:


This performance meets classical, contemporary, electronic, folklore and jazz music with contemporary dance and movements.


Concept: Alexandar Hadjiev; Music: Paul Frick, Antonio Vivaldi and Bention Eliser; Sound design: Laura Endres

Performed by: Katja Cheraneva, Frances Chiaverini, Katya Tasheva, Paul Frick, Alexander Hadjiev, Charlotte Maclet, Ivailo Danailov, Elitsa Bogdanova, Stefan Hadjiev, Paul Cannon and Anna D’Errico


The production was created during “180° – laboratory for innovative art” festival Sofia

makulatur (2017)

Ideas are discarded. Plans are cancelled. Projects prove to be unfeasible. In Makulatur Frankfurt director Ksenia Ravvina and choreographer Kristina Veit focus on the artistically peripheral, the creative surplus, which normally lies outside our line of vision. For this, they called upon their artistic colleagues to allow them to use ideas and concepts, which did not make it beyond the bottom drawer. With the help of architect Jan Wind the artist duo are creating an installation – on the basis of the submitted material – in which hidden parts of the creative processes are turned into a spatial experience. On the basis of this installation, they have developed a performance which they presented in Stadttheater Darmstadt and Frankfurt LAB.


Idea, concept: ravvina/veit; Direction: Ksenia Ravvina; Stage: Jan Wind; Light: Jochen Göpfert; Costumes: Frédéric De Carlo; Dramaturgical advice: Susanne Zaun, Carmen Salinas; Production management: Bernhard Siebert
Performance: Sven Gey, Alexandar Hadjiev, Kristina Veit


Production of ravvina/veit

Timing spaces (2016)

“Timing space” is a project which in a playful approach puts time as a mechanical thing into focus by relating counter-concepts of classical and electronical music. The performers attend a collaborative project of musical communication using movement through a room for creating altered sounds, different durations and changing distances.

Several microphones are placed in set spots in the performance rooms and allow the musicians to change from the acoustic surrounding in to a path of electronical signals. This separate tier of sound is reinforced by multichannel speakers at different spots, to create a room-in-room-experience. The musicians decide which sounds will be electronically transformed and amplified, what part of the co-musicians playing will be heard in which room and what remains purely acoustic. Through these possibilities the relation between natural and amplified sounds becomes part of the creation. One room remains free of all electronical reinforcement as an acoustic haven. In the end every room offers its own hearing experience and the audience is able to comprehend how a changing of position is influencing the perception.


Concept: Stefan Goldman, Alexandar Hadjiev, Dietmar Wiesner; Sound design: Laura Endres

Performed by: Stefan Goldmann, Alexandar Hadjiev, Giorgos Panagiotidis, Sava Stoyanov, Dietmar Wiesner


The production was created during “180° – laboratory for innovative art” festival Sofia

move(me-n)t (2016)

“move(ME-N)t” is an audio-visual experience which present the stories of different people who left their homeland. This stories are told in their mother language, because everyone of them has its unique melodic which is enough to understand the emotion of the story. This videos are shown in two different rooms at the same time, which brings the audience to move their position regularly. They have the feeling they are missing something in the other part of the space, so they are in the search of the perfect position.
Even Though the videos are in different room, they are connected as turning into musical elements in combination with live electronics and the acoustic sound of the bassoon.

This piece was created as in the resident program of Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau and Kurt Weill Fest.

e-minor (2016)

In this track, Alexandar Hadjiev took his old recording of Telemann – e-minor sonata and created brand new electronic piece with it. After the dancer Tadeu Liesenfeld sent him video with him dancing, Alexandar did the same with the video and turned it into the audio/video piece “e-minor”.


Concept: Alexandar Hadjiev Music: Georg Telemann and Alexandar Hadjiev; Dance&Choreography: Tadeu Liesenfeld; Video concept: Alexandar Hadjiev

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Education Projects:

KreativLabor (2018-present)

© Kristin Lohmann

In grades 5 and 6 of the Charles-Hallgarten-School, the “KreativLabor” is an integral part of the all-day program.

Every Wednesday, the pupils deal exclusively with cultural practice in the fields of visual arts, music, dance, drama and literature. The students work in two phases with two artists each. Each phase ends with a presentation for parents, the school community and the interested public. The students in grade 7 work with an artist on the same topic during the first phase and then design the presentation together with grades 5 and 6.

The format is long-term: over a school year, once a week around 25 students, 2 teachers and 5 artists work together. 


Artist-Coaches: Kristin Lohmann(Visual arts), Kristina Veit(Dance), Franziska Geyer(Drama), Dalibor Markovic(Literature) and Alexandar Hadjiev(Music)


Production of Charles-Hallgarten-School

CreativeMusicLab (2017-present)

180 ° Festival – Laboratory for Innovative Art and Goethe Institute-Bulgaria, offers a workshop for experimental musical and instrumental theatre, aimed at students involved who are studying music.
The workshop is led by the director Ksenia Ravina and Alexander Hadjiev. 
The idea of ​​the “CreativeMusicLab” is to help young musicians to expand their creative senses and take into account the “stage presence” factor that many professional musicians nowadays forget about. Also working collaboratively would help expand their experience working with other artists in the future.


The Project its produced by 180° – laboratory for innovative art Sofia

AllOurFutures (2017-2020)

Where we live and what we do there is part of who we are. How do we want to live? With “All Our Futures”, the Schauspiel Frankfurt created a great artistic journey into different Frankfurt worlds: The project offered around 220 young people in three Frankfurt districts over three years the opportunity to find their own voices through artistic exploration of their living spaces and together Develop rules and goals for the future. Artists from urban arts and digital art to theater and dance accompany the young people together with educators from nine schools and youth institutions that have been choosen for the project through a call for proposals.

For 3 years(2017-2020) all groups were meeting weekly and together with the artists were developing abstract artistic point of views, which they regularly presented for the audience at Theater Frankfurt, Bockenheimer Depot or around the city of Frankfurt.


Production of Theater Frankfurt

KulturTagJahr (2013-2018)

© Jörg Baumann

Together with artists, students set out to explore nature for one school year. Following a concept developed by ALTANA Kulturstiftung, schools have the possibility to offer KulturTagJahr during which they collaborate with artists from different disciplines. On a determined weekly day, the entire grade is only committed to artistic explorations – as a mandatory part of the school’s itinerary.


Alexandar Hadjiev was Artist-Coach in the KulturJahrTag project at the IGS Nordend, Bettinaschule and Charles-Hallgarten-Schule between 2013-2018.


Production of Foundation Kunst and Natural

Crossing-Roads (2017)

© Sascha Rheker

Young people from the Bettinaschule Frankfurt, together with musicians who have fled from Syria, Iran and Sudan, members of the Frankfurt initiative “Bridges – Music Connects”, realise a multifaceted program of different sound concepts: results of joint work phases and intercultural, musical encounters – with aesthetic-social Future potential.


Artist-Coaches: Members of Bridges Ensemble, Delphine Roche and Alexandar Hadjiev

Direction: Alexandar Hadjiev and Delphine Roche


Premiere on 23.11.2017 at Alte Oper Frankfurt as part of Cresc Festival