WARPING SOUL is the surprising choreography made by upcoming choreographer Andreas Hannes for Conny Janssen Danst’s talent development project DANSLOKAAL. A short dance performance ‘from outer space’ developing into a techno rave which makes you long for more…
In ‘Warping Soul’, the dancers emerge within a space that is constantly in transit. At the mercy of external forces, they move within movement. Through the disorientation and reorganisation of bodies and space, Andreas Hannes explores the dynamics of bouncing and warping*. By questioning the body’s agency, he aims to intensify the magnetism and binding between bodies and space to create a tantalising atmosphere for an otherworldly dance.
‘Warping Soul’ was inspired by the practice of continuous skipping (as in skipping down the street) that Andreas Hannes has been developing since 2017. Key elements of his practice were road-trips, transiting landscapes and aerodynamic forces.
*warp: to bend or turn from the (original) directionor course
In the annual DANSLOKAAL, Conny Janssen Danst, in collaboration with partners from the dance world, opens doors to a motley collection of creative artists. Andreas Hannes – selected by Dansateliers – is one of the three makers who was given the opportunity to develop a new choreography in the 2020 edition in collaboration with the professional dancers of the Rotterdam company. Successfully! Warping Soul became the highlight of the tour and was noticed nationally and internationally, including by Aerowaves, the Spring Forward Festival in Greece and Lowlands 2022.