Born in 1959 in Baden, Austria, Willi Dorner pursued an atypical education, studying modern dance, physical education, movement analysis, dance therapy, philosophy and visual arts.
He made his début as a choreographer in the 1980s while working as a dancer for various companies in Austria and New York. Eager to move beyond the usual forms of theatre and performance, he has gained an international reputation for his in situ pieces and for his dance work. He also makes experimental films about his presentations and regularly collaborates with artists and scientists from diverse backgrounds, questioning our perception of others and of the world.
Vienna/Austria based Company Willi Dorner was founded by Willi Dorner in 1999. Besides his international touring dance performances, he is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day’s life.
Photos : Bodies in urban spaces - Festival DañsFabrik (2012)