Andreas Hannes (Greece, 1987) is trained as a percussionist and choreographer and has a passion for film. After completing his studies in classical percussion at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, he moved to the Netherlands. As an independent filmmaker and artist, he co-founded Small House Productions, a platform for international and interdisciplinary projects (2011-2015). He was also active as a social worker. In 2018 Hannes graduated from the SNDO (School for New Dance Development) with the performance The City and won the Moving Forward trajectory 2018. This was followed by the performance Tremble (2019) as artist in residence at Dansmakers Amsterdam. He is a programmer and producer at Cinedans Festival in Amsterdam. In 2021, Andreas has created a choreography with and for the dancers of the ICK Company for the program Known & To Know, Reverberated Emissions, which has premiered during ICK Fest.
He summarises his artistic work under the notion of distance as relational, physical and metaphysical. He is fascinated by what is considered similar or different between bodies, traditions and disciplines, and works with the field of tension between them. In 2019 he received the Young Art Support Award Amsterdam. He also won the BNG Bank Dance Award 2020. In 2022, Andreas his work Warping Soul, with dancers from Conny Janssen Danst company, was chosen as one of the Aerowaves Top Twenty22.
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