Andreas Hannes is an eclectic maker who explores gravity and aerodynamic forces. He uses rhythm and vibration as a source for informing and revealing the body within environments.
Growing up in a musical environment, Andreas Hannes (Greece, 1987) danced extensively in the living room. After completing his studies in classical percussion at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Greece), he moved to the Netherlands to follow his passion for film. He worked as an independent director and producer of short films and he co-founded Small House Productions, a platform for international and interdisciplinary projects (2011-2015).
In 2018, Andreas graduated from SNDO (School for New Dance Development) with the performance The City, in which he showcased the practice of continuous skipping (as in skipping down the street). He won the Moving Forward Trajectory 2018 and the Young Art Support Amsterdam 2019, and produced the skipping sequel Tremble. In 2020, he won the BNG DansPrijs and created Warping Soul, a commission from Conny Janssen Danst, nominated by Dansateliers, and in collaboration with Korzo.
Andreas Hannes summarises his artistic work under the notion of relational, physical and metaphysical distance. He investigates by playing with the proximities and tensions between bodies, traditions and disciplines which, at first glance, might not be considered relevant or engaging. The spectacle, entertainment, science fiction and time tenses fuel his creative force, with all the social and political implications they bring along.
Currently, Hannes is artist in residence at ICK Dans Amsterdam, where he created Reverberated Emissions (2021) with the ensemble of the company. He also collaborates with Cinedans FEST in Amsterdam as artistic programmer and producer.