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ACFNY SUPPORTED | PERFORMANCE
DAGMAR DACHAUER AT WOMEN IN DANCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, JAN 20 2018, 08:00 PM
In her solo, Dagmar Dachauer playfully investigates the Viennese Waltz and with it, her own origins. Wie soll ich das erklären? is a personal and humorous reflection upon the grotesque and ambiguous notion of nostalgia and national pride, the reminiscences of the golden years of Vienna and an era which never really existed.
Wie soll ich das erklären? is an excerpt of Dachauer’s solo Wunderbare Jahre – a co-production of umfug (Austria) and Plesni Teater Ljubljana (Slovenia) – and was awarded the 1st prize in the competition of the Festival for Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade 2016.
„Dachauer’s punchy performance to the familiar and comforting Viennese Waltz is athletic, energetic & when she smiles broadly at us, as welcoming as our hosts, (...) the relishing of the power of her body controlled through dance is palpable.“ ---Helen Joy for 3rd Act Critics
The 2018 Women in Dance Leadership Conference presents the Selected Artists Concert at Danspace Project. The performers have been selected from more than 760 submissions, representing 38 different countries.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dagmar Dachauer is a freelance dancer, performer, choreographer and film maker born in Linz, Austria. Based in Austria and Belgium she has studied Dance at Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, 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 focusing on dance and theater 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 with the Ash 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 2014.
Dagmar’s solo Wunderbare Jahre about the Viennese Waltz has been touring internationally since 2015 and was selected to perform at the Slovenian National Dance Platform GIBANICA '17, where it received the Audience Prize. The excerpt Wie soll ich das erklären was awarded the 1st prize at the International Festival of Choreographic Miniatures in Belgrade. www.dagmardachauer.com
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