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.
In 2018 she premiered her first evening-long solo Warrior (selected by AEROWAVES Twenty20). Warrior is the first part of a series of works that are exploring female identity inspired by mythology and popular culture. It was followed by the solo Dreamer in 2021 and the trio Weaver in 2023.
In 2021 she premiered the one-on-one telephone project Through the wire.
Anne-Mareike works in close collaboration with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, Dock11 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 between 2020-2023 she was appointed 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).
...the luxembourgish dancer and choreographer is one of the artists who, through her presence, instantly fills the whole space and captivates the spectator. (...) the proof that the radiant emittance of strength has nothing to do with pomp and sensationalism.
Christine Mandy for Journal
There are some artists whose next creation we expect frenziedly. The luxembourgish dancer and choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess is one of them. Because we love her exigent work that is without concession.
Florence Becanne for Le Jeudi