April 14–16. Weaver / Anne-Mareike Hess (DE/LU)

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 –

The trio Weaver by choreographer Anne-Mareike Hess is a choreographic round dance about the female body and its inevitable link to a history of violence and oppression, internalized over millennia. The image of weaving serves here as a metaphor for the connections between female fates across time and space, and serves as a choreographic basis along which the dancers’ bodies connect and empower themselves. Perhaps the net of violence can be broken?

After the solos Warrior (2018) and Dreamer (2021), the trio Weaver is the third dance piece in which the artist tries to fight her way  through the tangle of stereotypical ideas of being a woman. In order to deconstruct gender roles, Anne-Mareike Hess explores female identity inspired by mythology and popular culture.


April 14 at 7pm
April 15 at 7pm
April 16 at 4pm

Norrtullsgatan 7

Book: book@weld.se

After the performance of Weaver on April 16, we invite you to an after talk with Anne-Mareike Hess and Nefeli Oikonomou.
In connection with this, we will also release the book In an act of weaving, which is part of the project of the same name that Nefeli Oikonomou initiated in the autumn of 2022. Participants are artists from the project, together with the graphic designer Carola Ureta Marín.
In an act of weaving is a platform initiated by Nefeli Oikonomou that started with a festival of dance performances, installations, video works, workshops and continued with podcasts and now a book.

Participating artists in In an act of weaving: Marcus Baldemar, Paloma Madrid, Sandy Ceesay, Sebastian Lingserius, Nefeli Oikonomou, Ludmila Christeseva.

Read more here

Concept & Choreography: Anne-Mareike Hess
Performance & development: Laura Lorenzi, Julia B. Laperrière, Anne-Mareike Hess
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Sound composition: Marc Lohr
Costume design, visual concept: Mélanie Planchard, Lynn Scheidweiler
Light design: Brice Durand
Production: utopic productions
Co-production: Neimënster (LU), Weld Stockholm (SE), Skogen (SE), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR)
Support: Centre de création chorégraphique luxembourgeois TROIS C-L (LU), Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg, Trifolion Echternach, Fondation Indépendance, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
Research support: Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR
Residencies: Neimënster (LU), Dock 11 Berlin (DE), O espaço do Tempo (PT), CCRN Rillieux-la-Pape


is a choreographer and dancer. She studied at the Conservatory 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. Her productions I believe that we are having a dialogue (2012), Tanzwut (2014) and Synchronization in process (2016) have toured to a number of venues and festivals throughout Europe. In 2017 she created Give me a reason to feel (coproduced by the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg).

Her first evening-long solo Warrior premiered at the end of 2018 and has been selected by AEROWAVES Twenty20. In 2021 she premiered the one-on-one telephone project Through the wire, and the solo Dreamer.

Since some years Anne-Mareike works in close collaboration with TROIS C-L in Luxembourg, Skogen in Gothenburg and Inkonst in Malmö. She is an associated artist at Weld in Stockholm. In 2017/2018/2019 Anne-Mareike is supported by the Grand Luxe network. As a performer Anne-Mareike has been working a.o. with William Forsythe (Human Writes), Rosalind Goldberg (MIT and Jump with me) and Ingri Fiksdal (cosmic body). She has worked as a dramaturge for Lea Martini and Lea Moro. 2012 Anne-Mareike was awarded with 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.


Weld is supported by Stockholms stad, the Swedish Arts Council and Region Stockholm