Born in Greece and trained in music and percussion before developing a passion for cinema and adopting dance as a privileged creative discipline, choreographer Andrea Hannes builds his Warping Soul around the concept of the fold- a deformation or curvature. The bodies emerging on stage resemble spaceships in Star Trek: continuously in transit, pushed by vectors and external forces. The disorientation and disorganization of bodies in space generates a series of potential transformations and narratives ready to surprise and hypnotize our gaze.
Andrea Hannes is born in Greece. He studied music and percussion at the university only to discover his parallel passion for film. In 2010, he moved to the Netherlands and started working as a freelance director and producer of short films. He also held the artistic direction of Small House Production, a platform that initiated international interdisciplinary projects. His love for dance films quickly led me to choreography and now I am a graduate from the School for New Dance Development (Choreography) in Amsterdam. He describes his own work as eclectic: «I seek the tension in the distances between bodies, principles and ways of looking. I wonder the distance between the different fields, backgrounds and lives I’ve been through. My insistence on the creation, alteration and/or dissolution of narratives come hand in hand with spatial formal inquiries, aiming to resume (reveal) dance as an experience in the eyes and body of the beholder.Drama, as a life force, is most always present in the backdrop of the contexts I propose on stage; essentially for the creation of a flow that may lead to the re-discovery and re-figuration of a fluid identity. The spectacle, entertainment, science fiction and time tenses are exciting my heart, with all the social and political implications that they may contain.? At the moment, I focus on my love for dance, as a relation and practice that shapes hope and therefore future».
Choreography: Andreas Hannes
Performers: Adam Khazhmuradov, Beatrice Cardone, Laura Moura Costa, Alberto Albanese
Music: Gary Shepherd (DJ Streamer)
Songs: Soul di Rival Consoles feat. Peter Broderick – Courtesy of Erased Tapes
Lights: Marcel Slagter
Advice: Kristin de Groot
Produced by: Conny Janssen Danst, Dansateliers Rotterdam, Korzo Den Hague Commissioned dancers by: Conny Janssen Danst
With the involvement of and gratitude to: Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens, Charlie Laban Trier, Elisa Zuppini, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Paulina Prokop
Warping Soul is a commission DANSLOKAAL 8, an initiative of Conny Janssen Danst, in collaboration with Dansateliers Rotterdam and Korzo Den Haag
Thanks to Bruno Listopad, Antonia Steffens, Charlie Laban Trier, Elisa Zuppini, Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Paulina Prokop, all the star of Conny Janssen Danst and Dansateliers
Photos: Salih Kilic; Andreas Hannes