Andrea Hackl is a choreographer, performer & video artist, based in Amsterdam and Austria. As independent artist, she’s been working and touring internationally with her own choreographic work as well as in the performances of other companies and choreographers.
Her performative as well as visual work is, foremost, a celebration of life. She cherishes the poetry within the physicality of the human body. Her artistic practice is inspired by cross-pollination, the alchemy of interdisciplinary work. Her understanding of dance & movement got formed and enriched by conventional techniques as much as somatic and sensorial work.
She has danced with companies & choreographers like Jasper van Luijk/SHIFFT (@Korzo Productions), Cascade Dance Theater, Emanuel Gat Dance, United C, Suzy Blok and toured major venues and festivals worldwide. Her own work has been presented internationally, in Europe/Scandinavia, North/Central America, S/E Asia & India.
Andrea Hackl is an award winning film maker and has produced dance films that were presented in festivals world wide. Her last work Silent Fragments has won two awards recently: for Best Film [Cinedanza Festival, Modena Italy] and Best Choreography [InShadow Festival, Lisbon Portugal].
She’s been exploring projections and the medium of video installation in her choreographic work. Regarding both, her performances as well as work as video artist, the visual composition is an essential aspect for her to explore and work with.
MOUNTAINS AND THE OUTDOORS
Being an athlete, an outdoor as well as mountain lover and deeply inspired by nature, textures and the sensorial, she’s searching for new ways to combine her biggest passions: Nature, film and visual work as well as the primal and poetic power of dance and the human body.
With OF RAVENS AND GODS, her main project of last year, she’s sharing a work that is a first step to answer this calling.
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OF RAVENS AND GODS – visual and multimedia project, produced in frame of a trekking journey around the Montblanc and crossing the Pyrenees.
– VOICE, start of a new performance project around womanhood & body memory, kickoff in frame of a residency at Schloss Broellin
– continuation of work on DEPTH OF SHADOW @ Studio ALTA Prague
– DEPTH OF SHADOW | SILENT FRAGMENTS performance produced at Malakta Art Factory & TREenit!Ry (Fi)
– TIRESIAS – performance in collaboration with ITHAK & Heather Ware
-THE MIRROR’S EDGE[working title] – new dance production, started at POLO CULTURAL BOAVISTA, Lisbon (Pt)
WILD HORSE RUN, dance performance [touring into 2017] produced at Derida Dance Centre, in collab with IVAN SHOPOV [Balkansky | Cooh] – music
AT THE THRESHOLD OF YOUR SKIN – collaboration w Abhilash Ningappa
BLACK ASH solo dance performance@ Commedia-Futura (DE) + Tipperary Dance Platform
PRISM @ BLACKBOX FESTIVAL & Almada Dance Festival
LAYERS OF NOW, Installation Performance @ Venice International Performance Art Week.
ERDE @ THE BLACK BOX FESTIVAL, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
ART TRANSFORMATION LAB’13 organized by TRANSFORMA, Portugal
PRISM, solo dance peformance @ “Mouvements sur la Ville #5” Festival Off du Montpellier Danse
Cambridge Sustainability Residencyorganized by Anglia Ruskin University
SILENT FRAGMENTS, dance film | Installation produced @ MALAKTA Art Factory
TUONELA, dance film produced during MALAKTA Dancefilm Lab 2018
THE PIER, footage shot at MALAKTA Dancefilm Lab 2015
back-wash, dance film produced at Art Factory Malakta, Finland
TALES IN BLACK AND WHITE, video installation @ CIDADELA | CASCAIS ART DISTRICT
THIRST, movie / video installation created for EEA Grants Conference, “Too Much, Too Little – The Role of Water in the Adaptation to Climate Change”, 7-9 Oct Lisbon
TRACES OF A FLUID SENSE, movie, produced for SHINANO Primitive Sense Art Festival,Japan
INTERBEING, video installation @ exhibition DEW LINE, Changes Space Gallery, Cambridge U.K.
IKARIA, film produced in Alentejo Portugal
SELECTED WORKING EXPERIENCES as DANCER
THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSEopera – John O’Brien – composer/director, The Everyman Cork – production, Philip Connaughton – choreography
2016 – 2017
THE NONSENSE SOCIETY with Jasper van Luijk /KORZO Productions
ARCHITECT OF SELFDESTRUCTION, project with Abhilash Ningappa for NunOff Festival BCN
TRINITY, dance production with Marje-Leen Hirvonen (De)
MULTICOLOUR by Aymeric Aude, produced by Introdans & Generale Oost, Arnhem (Nl)
CASCADE DANCE THEATER, Cardiff, Wales
IM FREIEN FALL, Dance Theatre Production with Commedia-Futura (De) – performed in to 2015
Before the Storm Breaks with DMT, The Hague
BRILLIANT CORNERS with EMANUEL GAT DANCE, premiere at e.g.: Biennale Venice, June 2011, further performances at: ADF American Dance Festival, Montpellier Danse, Tanz im August Berlin, Saddler’s Wells London, Trafo Budapest, Theatre de la Ville Paris, Gessnerallee, Zurich, STUK Kunstcentrum Leuven.
two solos for United-C(Nl)
SILENT BALLET with EMANUEL GAT DANCE, performances at e.g: Biennale Venice, Lincoln Centre Festival N.Y.
RITE FAN WETTER production with SUZY BLOK, performance at FRYSK FESTIVAL (Nl) –
TERRITORIAL IMBALANCEwith Fabian Chyle
BOXING PUSHKIN, ANDREA BOLL / Hans-Hoff Ensemble(Nl)
INTERPLAY | TEACHING WORK
Over the last years I’ve been teaching at different festivals and in various studios and production houses across Europe and beyond., amongst which:
TREenit!Ry Tampere Finland, HJS Amsterdam, micadanses Paris, LARVA Guadalajara Mexico, TROIS CL Luxembourg, marameo Berlin, Natya Ballet Center New Delhi India, Avayava Dance Festival Pune India, ZAIK Quartier am Hafen Cologne, LaborGras Berlin, Tipperary Dance Festival Ireland
PROFESSIONAL DANCE EDUCATION
2003 – 2007 ArtEZ Dance Academy, Arnhem
2002 – 2003 IWANSON Dance Academy, Munich
2001 – 2002 SEAD Experimental Academy of Dance, Salzburg
– Level 1 Certificate: Nuad Bo-Rarn, Ancient Thai Yoga Massage
– various methods of somatic and therapeutic work, e.g.: REIKI and Continuum Movement
– COACHING MASTER 1 & 2, “Consciousness Coaching
– classical sing training with Johannes Effertz-Wolff
– acting lessons and coaching with Claudia Heu
– Highschool graduation cum laude with focus on philosophy and fine arts