Anne-Mareike Hess / utopic productions
“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.
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 and net-working 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.
After the solos “Warrior” (2018) and “Dreamer” (2021), the trio “Weaver” is the third dance piece in a series of three, where the artist tries to fight her way through the tangle of stereotypical ideas of being a woman.
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.