Choreography & dance: Anne-Mareike Hess
Sound design: Marc Lohr
Costume: 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
Support: Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois – TROIS C-L, Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Fonds culturel national Luxembourg, Fondation Indépendance, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee
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

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

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 in her solo on a journey of becoming a warrior. Within a distorted and at the same time soft soundscape emerges a profoundly poetic image of human fragility and inner disruption. A dancing body caught in a perpetual fight with its emotions.


After “Synchronization in process” (2016) and “Give me a reason to feel” (2017), “Warrior” is the third piece in the context of the ongoing research about the “emotional body”.

Anne-Mareike Hess works as a choreographer and dancer in the field of contemporary dance. She did her education at the Conservatory and at TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, at the HfMDK in Frankfurt/Main and at HZT Inter-University Center for Dance in Berlin (Master in Choreography).

Anne-Mareike dedicates herself to the body with a high analytical ability and great precision. Her interest lies in bodies on the edge, touching physical and psychological borders and searching for transformation.

Anne-Mareike’s own choreographies have been shown at different festivals in Europe and Canada. Her first evening-long solo “Warrior”, premiered in 2018, has been selected by Aerowaves Twenty20. Currently she is preparing a new solo entitled “Dreamer”, that will premier end of 2020.

Since many years Anne-Mareike works in close collaboration with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg and Skogen in Gothenburg. As a performer Anne-Mareike has been working a.o. with William Forsythe (Human Writes), Eeva Muilu, Rosalind Goldberg (“MIT” and “Jump with me”), Ingri Fiksdal (“cosmic body”) and Miriam Horwitz (“Nijinsky”). Furthermore, she is working as an artistic advisor, coach and mentor for several choreographers.

2012 Anne-Mareike was awarded with the Prize for emerging artists by the “Stiftung zur Förderung junger Talente”, Luxembourg. 2015 Anne-Mareike was awarded with the “Danzpraïs” from Ministry of Culture in Luxembourg.

Feedback and reviews:

“Warrior, the latest creation of choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess, is a phenomenal act of resistance she reveals through a metamorphosis of her body.” (Marie-Laure Rolland for La Glaneuse 10.12.2018)

“When the “fight” comes to an end it has created a noticeable intimacy between the dancer and the audience. The initially individual struggle became a common one.” (Christine Mandy for Journal vom 10.12.2018)