Dagmar Dachauer is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and film maker, based in Upper Austria and Brussels/Belgium.
After graduating Music Highschool, she studied dance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She also followed courses in Handstand and Dance Acrobatics at DOCH (Dance and Circus University) in Stockholm.
In 2015, she founded the art association UMFUG, in which she realises dance and theatre performances as well as film projects with collaborators coming from various backgrounds such as Cinematography, Sound Design and Ecology.
Her current project is a Dance Film Series and sight-specific Performance called ‘Competing for Sunlight – The Tree Cycle’, where she choreographs and directs dances of trees and humans.
Her Solo ‘Wunderbare Jahre’ (2015), as well as its’ excerpt ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’, about the Viennese Waltz, has been presented internationally (a.o. U.S.A., Israel, Germany, U.K., Cyprus, Spain, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria). As a freelance performer, Dagmar has worked with a.o. Christoph Winkler, Dance/Performance Group T.r.a.s.h., Luke Baio & Dominik Grünbühel, Kevin Trappeniers, Florence Augendre and Cie. Arts&Regards.
She has been for several years co-directing, managing and co-curating the art festival SPIEL in rural Austria, featuring Dance, Music, Circus, Theatre, Improvisation, Lectures and Workshops. In 2015, she co-curated Secret Hotel’s Landscape Dialogues Summer Lab in Mols, situated of Denmark’s National Parks.
Dagmar’s coaching and teaching practice encompasses training and workshops for all levels, as well as master classes. She often assists creative processes and productions as an advisor, choreographic assistant, coach or outside eye and is a guest teacher at the BA and MA programme of IUI Belgrade, Serbia.
Dagmar is recipient of several Austrian and Belgian scholarships for her studies, as well as of support for her projects and activities in Austria and abroad. Her solo works, as well as her dance films have received several awards and are touring internationally.
Award for Best International Film for her Dance Film ‘Competing for Sunlight: Oak’ at Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival 2017
DIORAPHTE Encouragement Award at CINEDANS Festival, Amsterdam 2014, for her Dance Film Debut ‘Treeo’, – A dance for a women, a man and a tree
GIBANICA Audience Award for Best Performance, for her Solo ‘Wunderbare Jahre’, National Dance Platform Slovenia 2017
1st prize for her Solo ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’ at Festival for Choreographic Miniatures Belgrade, Serbia 2016
Award SOLOCOREOGRAFICO 2018, for her Solo ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’
Photo by Olivier Rohart
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