Jenny Beyer


“Choreography as an invitation, receiving and producing images: It moves from an image to a pose – transforms into movement – and returns to a body image. Every moment counts – there is no fast forward, no erasing.”

LIEBE / © Thies RaetzkeDUETT / © Thies RaetzkeLIEBE / © Thies Raetzke



Jenny Beyer sees images, detecting movement under their surfaces. And she sees music; its rhythm makes the images flow. Her dance takes up the impulses lightly, as though it were dabbed onto the space, yet still sketches remarkably clear shapes. She understands choreography as a medium for receiving and producing images and she accepts the constant challenge to research this from constantly changing perspectives that are specific to various themes: from the perspective of a dancer who switched from classical ballet to modern contemporary dance but still retained her technique and line, and as a choreographer with farsighted conceptual visions, who draws wide arcs around her material and makes curious connections. Baroque’s Theatrum Mundi, in which art, science and religion form a new worldview, served as a reflection of current cultural and media perspectives in her piece "All". References to past epochs often open up a choreographic spectrum and field of tension for her, into which she – playfully and curiously – enters and which she explores in an interdisciplinary manner and with an innovative team spirit. As a dancer for other choreographers such as Antje Pfundtner, the native Hamburg resident likes to show her theatrical side. Trying things out with others, openly and collaboratively, is in keeping with her artistic nature. The obvious consequence was the co-founding of the Sweet & Tender international network. "Be nice to one another" is their motto. Heterarchy instead of hierarchy. She creates enormous potential from self-organisation.

Irmela Kästner

Duett (2014)
3 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 60 min

All (2013)
4 performers, stage 10 x 15 m, 65 min

HAUT (2012)
2 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 60 min, in collaboration with Chris Leuenberger

WALZ’R (2011)
6 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 60 min, in collaboration with Jassem Hindi

III (2010)
3 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 60 min, in collaboration with Anja Müller and Chris Leuenberger

UNIEK (2009)
3 performers, stage 10 x 10 m, 55 min, in collaboration with Chris Leuenberger

TanzTanz (2007)
solo, stage 7 x 5 m, 15 min

Tableau Doublé (2007)
2 dancers, 1 musician, stage 10 x 10 m, 55 min



Jenny Beyer studied at the ballet school of the Hamburg Ballet and the Rotterdamse Dansacademie. In 2007 she was a resident choreographer at K3 – Centre for Choreography in Hamburg. Her works tour internationally and have been shown at the Spring Dance Festival in Utrecht and at the ImPulsTanz festival in Vienna, among others. She is the co-founder of the Sweet & Tender Collaborations artist initiative, and in the summer of 2010 she initiated the Sweet & Tender project Treffen Total at the K3 – Centre for Choreography. In her latest piece “Duett”, which will premiere at Kampnagel in Hamburg in April 2014, three soloists each dance a duet with a music piece.