Anne-Mareike HessWarrior

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Seduced by the belief that a fierce strongman is all we need to get things done and save the world, choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess takes us on her journey of becoming a warrior. Within a distorted and yet soft soundscape emerges a profoundly poetic image of human fragility and inner disruption. A dancing body caught in a perpetual struggle with its emotions.

My enemy is my fear
And it takes my breath away
So I call to fight with love, open up my heart
I call you to fight with love, open up your heart

Choreography and dance: Anne-Mareike Hess
Sound design: Marc Lohr
Costume design: Mélanie Planchard
Light design: Brice Durand
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Artistic advice: Rosalind Goldberg
Vocal coach: Joséphine Evrard

Production: utopic productions
Coproduction: Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Weld, Skogen
With the support of: Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois - TROIS C-L, Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Fonds culturel national Luxembourg, Fondation Indépendance, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Artistic Residencies: Dancehouse Melbourne (AUS), Skogen (SE), O espaço do Tempo Montemor-O-Novo (PT) 
With the support of the Grand Luxe network 2017/2018/2019

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Anne-Mareike Hess works as a dancer and choreographer with a keen eye for analysing the body with great precision. Her interest lies in bodies on the edge, touching physical and psychological borders and searching for transformation.

Trained at the Conservatory and at TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, she continued her studies at the HfMDK in Frankfurt/Main and at HZT Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin (Master in Choreography). As a performer, Anne-Mareike has worked with choreographers such as William Forsythe (Human Writes), Eeva Muilu, Rosalind Goldberg (MIT and Jump with me), Ingri Fiksdal (Cosmic body) or Miriam Horwitz (Nijinsky), with which she has performed in a number of prestigious venues around the world. 

She has also presented her own work at different festivals and venues in Europe and Canada. This includes: I believe that we are having a dialogue, Tanzwut and Synchronization in process. 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. Currently, she is preparing a new solo, Dreamer, that will premier at the end of 2020.

In recent years she has collaborated closely with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg and Skogen in Gothenburg; and since 2016 she has been an associate artist at Weld in Stockholm and since 2020 she is an associate artist at Neimënster in Luxembourg. Between 2017-19 Anne-Mareike was supported by the Grand Luxe network; and 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.

Alongside her experience as a choreographer and dancer, she works as a dramaturg and coach for several choreographers. 

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