Weaver — Anne-Mareike Hess
October 11 - October 23
Weaver — Anne-Mareike Hess
With Weaver, a dance piece for three female dancers, choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess uses the image of weaving and its inherent creative potential of connecting & networking and transfer it into a contemporary choreographic reflection on our society today – a story in which past and future, individual and collective fate of the female body are interwoven into the dense fabric of social togetherness.
Weaver is a continuation of my research along the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, taking this time a closer look on what is known to be female qualities. Instead of continuing the established narrative of the female to be weak and silent, I want to expose its strength and heroic potential, through the filter of three characters in their own very complexity.
Concept & Choreography & development: Anne-Mareike Hess
Performance & development: 3 dancers (tbd)
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Sound composition: Marc Lohr
Costume design, visual concept: Mélanie Planchard
Light design: Brice Durand
Production: utopic productions
Co-production: Neimënster (LU), Weld Stockholm (SE), Skogen (SE)
Support: Centre de création chorégraphique luxembourgeois TROIS C-L (LU),
Dock 11 Berlin (DE), O espaço do Tempo (PT)
About Anne-Mareike Hess
ANNE-MAREIKE HESS is based in Luxembourg and Berlin and works as a choreographer and performer in the field of contemporary dance. In 2018 she founded the independent structure utopic productions, which receives funding from the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg since 2020.
Since the beginning of her career as a choreographer, Anne-Mareike’s works have been shown at numerous venues and festivals throughout Europe and Canada. This includes a.o.: I believe that we are having a dialogue (2012), Tanzwut (2014) and Synchronization in process (2016). In 2017 Anne-Mareike was commissioned by the Théâtre d’Esch and the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg to create Give me a reason to feel.
Her first evening-long solo Warrior premiered at the end of 2018 and has been selected by AEROWAVES Twenty20.
In March 2021 she premiered the one-on-one telephone project Through the wire, and currently, she is preparing a new solo, Dreamer, premiering at the end of 2021.
Anne-Mareike works in close collaboration with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, Dock11 in Berlin and Skogen in Gothenburg; and since 2016 she is an associate artist at Weld in Stockholm.
Between 2017-2019 Anne-Mareike was supported by the Grand Luxe network; and since 2020 she is an associate artist at Neimënster in Luxembourg.
Previously, she was awarded with the emerging artists prize “Stiftung zur Förderung junger Talente” (2012) and the “Danzpraïs” (2015) from the Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg.