Dagmar Dachauer is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and film maker, based in Brussels/Belgium and Austria. 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, Stockholm.
In 2015, she founded the art association Umfug, in which she realizes performances as well as film projects with collaborators coming from various backgrounds such as Music, Sound Design, Cinematography, Visual Arts and Ecology. One of her ongoing projects is the Dance Film Series ‘Competing for Sunlight‘, where she choreographs and directs dances with different trees species.
As a freelance performer, Dagmar has worked with a.o. Christoph Winkler, Dance/Performance Group T.r.a.s.h., Luke Baio & Dominik Grünbühel and Kevin Trappeniers. She has been for several years co-directing, managing and co-curating the art festival SPIEL in rural Austria. In 2015, she co-curated Secret Hotel’s Landscape Dialogues Summer Lab in Mols, situated in one of Denmark’s National Parks.
Dagmar 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 program of IUI Belgrade, Serbia.
Her Solo ‘Wunderbare Jahre’ (2015), as well as its’ excerpt ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’, about the Viennese Waltz, has been awarded and presented internationally (a.o. U.S.A., South-Korea, Israel, Germany, U.K., Cyprus, Spain, Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria).
Her latest work ‘The Feline Project’, a collaboration with video artist Kilian Immervoll, has been selected among the Aerowaves Twenty20.
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 Frankfurt, for her Solo ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’
Audience Award SOLOGOREOGRAFICO 2019 Torino Edition, for her solo ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’
Audience Award Leeds International Film Festival – Dance on Screen, for ‘Competing for Sunlight: Ash’ 2018
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
2nd Jury Award Short Waves Film Fesival Poznan, Poland for ‘Competing for Sunlight: Ash’ 2019