Anneke Hansen has been creating dance works in New York City since 2002. The company presentations have included intimate salon-style events, performance investigations that invite the audience into the studio, site-specific affairs, and more traditional theatrical showings.
The company has been presented in NYC as part of Draftworks at Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dance Conversations at The Flea Theater, La Mama Moves! Festival, Live Arts Collaboration’s Salon Project, and at University Settlement. Additionally, site-specific work has been performed in New York City parks, Washington DC, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2004, Hansen was commissioned by Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, to create an original work as a part of the college’s 75th anniversary celebration. In 2006 and 2009 the company work was featured in The Big Range Dance Festival in Houston, Texas. The company has enjoyed residencies at Dance House Dublin, sponsored by Dance Ireland and at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, VT. Anneke was a recipient of a 2009 LMCC MCAF grant in support of the company’s most recent evening-length work we should call it many things, and is a 2010 NYFA BUILD: Stability grant recipient.
AHD’s work is concerned with dancing and dancers and strives to create meaning through evocative, sensuous, and sophisticated movement. The studio process whereby the company’s work is developed is truly at the heart of Anneke’s aesthetic. Questions of what the body and mind are capable of, in terms of coordination, texture, and timing, are central to the studio explorations that serve as the source for performance works.