Fresh Friday with Hannes Langolf
20th January 2023
We’re kicking off the first #FreshFriday of 2023 with Hannes Langolf. Hannes is an international choreographer, director and performer with a commitment to work that crosses the genres of dance and theatre and creates visceral, relevant and poetic connections with its audiences.
He has choreographed and directed numerous productions for stage and screen, including “DANDELION” (with Ermira Goro for The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens), “UNRUHE” (for and with the Susanne Linke Dance Company, Germany) and “THE FALL” (supported by Orsolina28 and SkyArts). Hannes has recently worked with Lena Dunham, choreographing for the movie “Catherine Called Birdy”, and duetted with Akram Khan in “Breathless Puppets”, an animated film produced during the pandemic by Manchester International Festival.
Hannes was DV8 Physical Theatre’s Creative Associate and formed part of the original cast of the critically acclaimed stage productions “To Be Straight With You” (nominated for an Olivier Award), “Can We Talk About This?”, and “JOHN” in which he performed the title role. All three productions, conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, toured internationally and enjoyed sell-out seasons at The National Theatre, London. He continued his role as Creative Associate as well as being the Tour Director for the much-anticipated re-creation of DV8’s Enter Achilles in 2019/20 (produced by Rambert and Sadler’s Wells).
Furthermore – in a career that has spanned over 20 years – he has collaborated with numerous artists and companies, including William Forsythe, Angelin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Ben Duke, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk to name a few. He is a celebrated creator and educator working for institutions and organisations across the globe, and he was nominated as one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain’s creative industries by The Hospital Club, London.
In 2022, Hannes founded MOONWALKING BEAR PRODUCTIONS, a home for his creative ideas, a hub for innovation and collaboration, and a launch pad to support new talent.
Today, Hannes will share his passion for the improvisational exploration of the connection of meaning and movement with our Second and Third Year students, provide a space to explore performative ideas in the realm of physical theatre and introduce an excursion into principles of vocal practice in connection with physical story telling.
Photo: Patrick Dodds Photography