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

Book: book@weld.se

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

Photo: Zee Hartmann

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