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.