Annie Hanauer

Annie Hanauer is an independent dance artist based in London, UK, working internationally. She has performed, choreographed, toured, and taught extensively around the world for 15 years. In addition to her own choreography, Annie has created touring work for Candoco Dance Company (soft shell), Theater Münster (Madrigale von Krieg und Liebe), Ramped (Off Centre), Mobius Dance (Curious Playground), ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts (paper landscapes), and as Cowles Visiting Artist 2020 at the University of Minnesota (IMPULSE).

Annie is passionate about building inclusive and accessible artistic practices, and wants to joyfully disrupt assumptions of what a dancing body is. She is interested in the power, wisdom, creativity, and resilience of people who have been 'othered', stemming from her own lived experience as a disabled person. Her work relies on curiosity, presence, deep connection, and full-bodied dancing, and has often played with the contrast between the body’s power to hold that which is felt, and the concreteness of language.


A space for all our tomorrows

2022 - tour ongoing

Annie Hanauer (Concept and Choreography). Susanna Recchia (Choreographic Advisor), Silja Gruner, (Dramaturg), Annie Hanauer, Laila White, Giuseppe Comuniello (Dancers), Deborah Lennie (Live music), Deborah Lennie, Patrice Grente (Composition), Valentina Golfieri (Costumes), Marzio Picchetti (Lighting Design), Camilla Guarino, Vicky Ackroyd (Audio Description) LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Teatro Danzabile in co-production with IntegrART; 2024 tour produced by Annie Hanauer, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lauren Wright (Metal & Water)

A space for all our tomorrows seeks a utopian space for different bodies to share. It takes inspiration from the historical artist community of Monte Veritá in the Swiss mountains. Hanauer and collaborators focus on how a utopia manifests through the body and movement, leaving open the possibility for multiple perspectives. Her aim is to channel the feeling of something that is intangible, imaginary and different for every person while paying special attention to what utopia means for those who have experienced marginalization in contemporary society.

On stage, in the company of two dancers and a live singer, Hanauer explores the properties of the body, togetherness and individuality, presence and power, always in relation to utopia and disability. Four bodies, with their own wisdom, holding this infinite human search through their insistent presence. Four people finding ways to keep going, alone or together. Four bodies resisting, persevering, refusing to give up.

A space for all our tomorrows is a celebration of the power, creativity, and resilience of disabled people, the beauty and wisdom their perspectives can hold, and how much they have to contribute to the world.


Caroline Minjolle, STEPS