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Recording: 2023-04-27 , DOCK 11 (Video © Bickmann & Kolde GbR)

Anne-Mareike Hess, utopic productions



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Dance performance for three performers about the creative potential of connection and networking.

„To me, ‘The Future is female’ means that no longer will female qualities be subordinated to male qualities. I want to live in a world that is collaborative. A world that is emotionally intelligent. A world in which we are linked and not ranked!”
The Future is female by Madame Gandhi

The trio “Weaver” by choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess is a choreographic round dance about the female body and its inevitable link to a history of violence and oppression, internalized over millennia. The image of weaving serves here as a metaphor for the connections between female fates across time and space, and serves as a choreographic basis along which the dancers’ bodies connect and empower themselves. Perhaps the net of violence can be broken?

After the solos Warrior (2018) and Dreamer (2021), the trio Weaver is the third dance piece in which the artist tries to fight her way through the tangle of stereotypical ideas of being a woman. In order to deconstruct gender roles, Anne-Mareike Hess explores female identity inspired by mythology and popular culture.

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 2021 she premiered the one-on-one telephone project Through the wire and the solo Dreamer. Anne-Mareike works in close collaboration with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, DOCKART 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 2020 – 2023 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.
Since 2007 Anne-Mareike has worked as a performer with choreographers such as William Forsythe (Human Writes), Eeva Muilu, Rosalind Goldberg (MIT & Jump with me), Ingri Fiksdal (Cosmic body), Heinrich Horwitz (Nijinsky) and Antje Velsinger (PERFORM!), with which she has performed in a number of prestigious venues around the world.
Alongside her work as a choreographer and dancer, she is working as an artistic advisor, coach and teacher. In autumn 2019 Anne-Mareike has been invited to teach as a guest at the Korean National University of Arts School of Dance (Choreography).
Anne-Mareike received her education 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).


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Cast & Credits

concept, choreography: Anne-Mareike Hess
performance, development: Laura Lorenzi, Julia B. Laperrière, Anne-Mareike Hess
dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
sound: Marc Lohr
costume: Mélanie Planchard, Lynn Scheidweiler
lighting: Brice Durand

A production of utopic productions in co-production with Neimënster (LU), Weld Stockholm (SE), Skogen (SE), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, directed by Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR) and supported by Centre de création chorégraphique luxembourgeois TROIS C-L (LU), Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Trifolion Echternach, Fondation Indépendance, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg.
The research was supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR. With thanks to the residencies in Neimënster (LU), DOCK 11 Berlin (DE), O espaço do Tempo (PT), CCRN Rillieux-la-Pape. The Berlin premiere at DOCK 11 is supported by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg.


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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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