Annick Pütz

Annick Pütz

Annick Pütz (*1972 in Luxembourg) has been working as a freelance dancer and choreographer since graduating from Rotterdamse Dansacademie in 1997, and was a member of the 2001-2003 research group at the Royaumont Centre de Recherche et de Composition Chorégraphiques (FR), led by Susan Buirge (US). Her project Wachstum und Verzweigung, based on the work of painter Paul Klee, has been selected by Luxembourgish Theaterfederation for Avignon off in 2006, after being performed in Klee exhibitions at MAMC in Strasbourg (FR), and in Paul Klee Museum in Berne (CH). At the Luxembourg Philharmonie, between 2005 and 2012, she has created one piece (Le chemin aux oiseaux) and featured in a range of productions for children (Loopino, Bout’Chou, Cordes de Garth Knox; Die Glücksfee de Elisabeth Naske). As part of Luxembourg and Greater Region European Capital of Culture in 2007, she conceived Duerchzuch um Giele Botter, un outside performance including many artists. She was selected for the TROIS C-L Boost program in 2010 and held residencies at a number of venues including Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson and at CCN de Lorraine in Nancy; during this period she created Seuils, a solo about cellular live, with the original music of Roby Steinmetzer. In Hüllen (2013), the dancer’s body is wrapped in a minimalist costume; it is the first piece of Embryo, a series of choreographies which focuses on prenatal life, followed by innana (2014), a journey for young audience towards the origins of life, and ffflo (2015), a duet together with Odile Seitz, conceived as performance and as video installation. In 2017 she created with the visual and sound artist Bernd Bleffert the performance 102 moments of movement.

Since 2009, Annick Pütz has been artistic co-director of the integrative dance project BlanContact of Kulturhaus Mersch. The most recent performances are Et le jour prend forme sous mon regard (2016) and à part être (2018).

In 2004 she conceived and danced together with Gianfranco Celestino a choreography on the music Drumming of Steve Reich, in collaboration with United Instruments of Lucilin, and recently she collaborated with the same ensemble under the artistic direction of Stéphane Ghislain Roussel for Drawing on Steve Reich (2019).

Annick Pütz became a certified Body-Mind Centering® somatic movement practitioner in 2011, which has an important impact on her dance and choreographic work, and enables her to coach artists and artistic processes in dance, music and theater.

Together with Yuko Kominami, she founded Rhysom Danz Kollektiv.

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Innana (2014)
Hüllen (2013)

Photo © Bohumil Kostohryz