Anne-Mareike Hess (D/LUX) 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. In 2008 she was part of the international exchange project "Dance Roads” and was invited to the Festival Repérages in Lille. Her productions “I believe that we are having a dialogue”, “Tanzwut” and “Synchronization in process” have toured to a number of venues and festivals throughout Europe.
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 in 2018 and was coproduced by Neimënster (LU), Skogen(SE) and Weld (SE). "Warrior" 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. Since 2016 she is an associated artist at Weld in Stockholm. In 2017 - 2019 Anne-Mareike is supported by the Grand Luxe network, which is a network formed by Grand Studio à Bruxelles, CCN – Ballet de Lorraine à Nancy, Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – Centre chorégraphique national de Mulhouse, POLE-SUD – Centre de développement chorégraphique national de Strasbourg, TROIS C-L-Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Theater Freiburg.
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”). Performing in places like: Bockenheimer Depot Franfurt/Main, Dock11 in Berlin, « Nordwind Festival Berlin, 8tension during «Impulstanz Festival » Vienna, la Biennale de Venice [IT], Blackbox Oslo [NO], Sophiensaele Berlin [D], MDT Stockholm [SE], Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago [USA], BUDA [BE], BIT Bergen [NO], Contemporary Dance festivals in Bejing, Guiyang and Hangzhou [CN]
Furthermore, she is working as an artistic advisor, coach and mentor for several choreographers. In 2016 and 2017 she has accompanied the young artists of the Emergences program at TROIS C-L in creating their first pieces.
In autumn 2019 Anne-Mareike has been invited to teach as a guest at the Korean National University of Arts School of Dance (Choreography).
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.
(c) Barbara Dietl