© Anne-Mareike Hess





The hands are stretched out, looking for hold. Through the skin, she sends and receives vibrations, seeking to orientate herself. Emotions are rushing uncontrollably through her body and all she desires is to send out love. Weakness turns into empowerment and in a slow and powerful pace she begins to circle the space, steps become jumps, momentum arises… ready to fight.


Seduced by the belief that a fierce strongman, is all we need to get things done and save the world, choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess, embarks 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“.




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 Stockholm, Skogen

creation support: Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois - TROIS C-L, Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg

Support: 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



December 7th 2018| Salle Robert Krieps Neimënster (LU)



December 8th 2018| Salle Robert Krieps Neimënster (LU)

December 9th 2018| Salle Robert Krieps Neimënster (LU)

February 14th 2019 | Dock 11 (Berlin, DE)

February 15th 2019 | Dock 11 (Berlin, DE)

February 16th 2019 | Dock 11 (Berlin, DE)

February 17th 2019 | Dock 11 (Berlin, DE)

February 22th 2019 | Skogen Gothenburg [SE]

February 23th 2019 | Skogen Gothenburg [SE]

February 24th 2019 | Skogen Gothenburg [SE]

February 28th 2019 | Weld Stockholm (SE)

March 1st 2019 | Weld Stockholm (SE)

March 2nd 2019 | Weld Stockholm (SE)


All rights reserved © 2017 Anne-Mareike Hess