Moving beyond divisions and working across disciplines, Dance Company Nanine Linning / Theater Heidelberg offers a combination of dance and opera, concerts and installations. Crossing over into the fields of design, video, visual arts and fashion the productions are characterized by an explosive physical movement language and equally vivid imagery. The raw yet opulent productions of Nanine Linning make references to human instincts, drives and emotions as well as aspects of cultural history and social criticism. They enthuse the audiences with their broad space for association and their great potential for identification as events that speak to all senses. Her innovative company of 12 impressive dancers is becoming one of Europe’s leading brands in dance. The company’s close cooperation with diverse internationally renowned artists and scientists is reflected in the broad spectrum of its activities, which include European co-productions, guest appearances and tours, TV features and documentary, exclusive events for designer fashion and museum commissions.
In our 2017|18 season, four extraordinary productions are awaiting you in Heidelberg as well as at venues throughout Europe. We hope to meet you at one of our performances and celebrate a last great season in Heidelberg!
To date, her artistic accomplishments range from dance productions and operas to inter- and multidisciplinary collaborations with scientists and fellow artists. Apart from multiple awards, she received nominations for both the Dutch NPS Culture Award (2000) and the German FAUST-Award – for the productions Voice Over (2012) and Zero (2013) respectively. In the last three years, Linning’s name has appeared frequently in the yearbook tanz in their section »company or collective of the year«. She also earned two mentions in the author’s survey of Die deutsche Bühne in the category of »outstanding contributions to the current development of dance«. The revival of her piece Requiem at Konzert Theater Bern (2015) was awarded the Swiss Dance Award and was named one of the »performances of the year« by tanz. Linning is member of the artistic board of directors of the dance festival Tanzbiennale Heidelberg as well as the Choreographic Centre Heidelberg. As of the 2016|17 season, Linning is also artistic director of the International Competition for Choreographers Hanover.
For a detailed biography, see naninelinning.nl