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Dagmar Dachauer is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and dance teacher born in Linz/Austria, based in Upper Austria and Brussels/Belgium. She has studied
Dance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten/MTD (BA) as well as at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels and Handbalance at the Circus Department of DOCH (Dance and Circus University) in Stockholm.
She founded the art association UMFUG, in which she realizes dance and theatre performances as well as film projects with collaborators coming from various backgrounds such as Film, Sculpting, New Media and Kinetic Arts, Circus, Theatre and Music.
In 2016, her solo Wie soll ich das erklären war awarded the 1st prize at the Festival for Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade. In 2014 her first dance film Treeo won the DIORAPHTE Encouragement Award at Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam.
She has been Artist in Residence and first ‘Stadttänzerin’ at kulturRaum Klagenfurt, where she developped her first solo work Wunderbare Jahre and its excerpt Wie soll ich das erklären, which premiered at Plesni Teater Ljubljana in 2015.
As a freelance performer Dagmar has worked with Dance/Performance Group T.r.a.s.h., Luke Baio & Dominik Grünbühel, Kevin Trappeniers and Florence Augendre. In 2017, she will be engaged in Christoph Winkler’s new creation Sheroes in Leipzig and work with the French Compagnie Arts&Regards.
Together with Simon, Philipp and Peter Mayer, she has been co-directing and managing the Art Festival spiel in Austria, located at an organic farm, featuring Dance, Music, Circus, Theatre, Improvisation, Lectures and Workshops. In 2015 she co-curated and co-hosted Secret Hotel’s Landscape Dialogues Summer Lab in Mols, Denmark.
Dagmar is recipient of several Austrian scholarships for her studies and activities in Austria and abroad.