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, 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 Music, Sound Design, Cinematography, Visual Arts and Ecology.
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).
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 and Florence Augendre.
The new work The Feline Project, a collaboration with video artist Kilian Immervoll, premieres and tours in 2019. See dates.
One of her ongoing projects is the Dance Film Series ‘Competing for Sunlight – The Tree Cycle’, where she choreographs and directs dances with different trees species.
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 Belgium. Her solo works, as well as her dance films have received several awards and are touring internationally.
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
3rd award Short Waves Film Fesival Poznan, Poland for ‘Competing for Sunlight: Ash’ 2019