Dagmar Dachauer is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and film maker, based in Upper Austria and Brussels/Belgium. She has studied Dance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (BA), at P.A.R.T.S. (Performing Arts Research and Training Studios) in Brussels as well as Handbalance at the Circus Department of 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. Its’ first episode about the Oak Tree was awarded Best International Film at Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival Chile/Santiago 2017, after her film debut ‘Treeo’ received the DIORAPHTE Encouragement Award at the CINEDANS Festival Amsterdam in 2014.
Her Solo ‘Wunderbare Jahre’ about the Viennese Waltz is touring internationally since 2015 and was selected to perform at the Slovenian National Dance Platform GIBANICA ‘17, where it received the Audience Prize. Its’ excerpt ‘Wie soll ich das erklären’ was awarded the 1st prize at the international Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade ‘16, Serbia and also toured internationally (a.o. Lucky Trimmer Festival Berlin & Best Of in Cardiff, 10Sentidos Valencia, Dance Waves Festival Cyprus).
She has been Artist in Residence and first Stadttänzerin kulturRaum Klagenfurt/Austria.
As a freelance performer Dagmar has worked internationally with a.o. Christoph Winkler, Dance/Performance Group T.r.a.s.h., Luke Baio & Dominik Grünbühel, Kevin Trappeniers and Florence Augendre.
Together with Simon, Philipp and Peter Mayer, she has been for several years 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 Secret Hotel’s Landscape Dialogues Summer Lab in Mols, Denmark.
Dagmar’s coaching and teaching practice encompasses training and workshops for all levels, as well as master classes for professionals.
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.
Photo by Olivier Rohart
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