Dance Company Nanine Linning / Theater Heidelberg

is the dance division of Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, a municipal theater led by Intendant Holger Schultze presenting drama, opera, concerts, dance and youth theater.

Since 2012, Nanine Linning is artistic director and chief choreographer of its dance company. With her twelve dancers, she presents a new production every year, revives pieces from her repertoire and engages in special multidisciplinary projects with collaborators from the fields of (media-)art and science. Touring internationally, Dance Company Nanine Linning / Theater Heidelberg is furthermore striving to promote the artistic profile of Theater und Orchester Heidelberg also beyond city limits. Since 2014, Theater und Orchester Heidelberg hosts its own international dance festival »Tanzbiennale Heidelberg«.

 

Nanine Linning

01 Nanine Linning_c_Annemone Taake_nurkopfFollowing her education at the Rotterdam Academy of Dance, Nanine Linning assisted William Forsythe before serving as resident choreographer for the Scapino Ballett between 2001 and 2006. Prior to her appointment as artistic director and chief choreographer of the dance department at Theater Osnabrück, she ran her own Amsterdam-based company. In 2012, she followed Intendant Holger Schultze to Theater und Orchester Heidelberg to lead the newly established dance company there – an instant success.

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

Upcoming productions and repertoire are

Dusk

von Nanine Linning

Sa 11.11.2017, 19.30 Uhr Marguerre-Saal

Trans Lucent

Jugendtanzprojekt von Gary Joplin

Sa 24.02.2018,  Uhr Alter Saal

Khôra

Concept and choreography Nanine Linning
World premiere November 12th, 2016, Marguerre-Saal, Theater Heidelberg

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Bacon

Concept and choreography Nanine Linning
World premiere March 18th, 2005 in Rotterdam
Reworked version premiere March 18th, 2017, Zwinger1, Theater Heidelberg

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Silver

Concept and choreography Nanine Linning
World premiere November 14th, 2015, Marguerre-Saal, Theater Heidelberg

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Hieronymus B.

Tanz durch Hölle und Paradies von Nanine Linning

Fr 23.02.2018,  Uhr Theater im Pfalzbau Ludwigshafen