Willi Dorner lives and works in Vienna, where he develops his artistic works, which go on international tour. His projects include pieces for the stage, site specific perfomances and installations. Willi Dorner is also active in the field of short films, visual arts and stages photography. Most works are created in collaboration with artists and scientists from various fields.
Besides his internationally touring dance performances Willi Dorner is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day life.
Together with the photographer Lisa Rastl he created the photo book „bodies in urban spaces“ about the live performance of the same name, which was presented in more than 140 cities world wide.
16.6. – 18.6.2021 jeweils 2 Vorstellungen Auftragsarbeit für das Ballett des Chemnitzer Stadttheaters, Sonnenberg Lessingpark Chemnitz, Deutschland
29.6. / 30.6. / 2.7.2021 bodies in urban spaces, mit dem Ballett des Hessischen Staatstheaters in Darmstadt
lives and works in Vienna.
His internationally touring artistic work include pieces for the stage as well as site specific performances. He also has a great interest in photography, film and visual arts. Together with the photographer Lisa Rastl he created the photo book „bodies in urban spaces“ about the live performance of the same name, which was presented in more than 100 cities world wide. Willi Dorner has released several short films in collaboration with Austrian film makers, a.o. “Treid”, “body trail“ (2009), “set in motion“ (2012) and “every-one“ (2015). He was awarded with the “Österreichischer Tanzproduktionspreis 2000” as well as in numerous other international choreography competitions. For his performance „bodies in urban spaces“ he received the BLAULAUT- Price for inter- disciplinary art in 2011. Awards for his films include Pearls 07 – International Dance Film Festival Berlin and Choreographic Captures – Munich film festival 2009. Architecture Film Prize for “every-one” (2017)
presented his interventions, photographs and films at
ART Basel, CH; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Lentos Museum, Linz, A; The Lowry, Manchester, UK; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwancheon, KOR; Garage Moscow, RUS; Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, CHN; Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, A; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel, CH; Serralves Foundation, Porto, PRT; Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, D; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, D; Musee d`Art Contemporaine, Vitry-sur-Seine, F;….
lectures held at
Architecturzentrum Hamburg, D; Universidad Polytechnica, Barcelona, ESP; Theater Academy, Shanghai, CHN; Arizona State University, USA; “Culture of the Performative” at Freie Universität, Berlin, D; University of Perth, AUS; Theater Institute Brussels, B; New Theater Institute Riga, LV; Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, D; Ecole Speciale d`Architecture, Paris, F; BDA, Bund deutscher Architekten, Berlin, D
Interviews and photographs are published in Art, Design, Fashion and Architecture Magazines
Company Willi Dorner
was founded by Willi Dorner in 1999.
Besides his internationally touring dance performances Willi Dorner is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day life. His inter- disciplinary works are developed in cooperation with artists and scientists of different fields. Cie. Willi Dorner’s works are invited by international festivals and promoters like Wiener Festwochen, Wien Modern (Austria), Musica Strasbourg, Biennale de Danse du Val- de-Marne, Festival de Mar- seille (France), FTA – Festival TransAmériques Montreal (Canada), Dance Umbrella London (UK), Springdance Utrecht (NL), Tanz im August Berlin, Theater der Welt Essen (Germany), Crossing the Lines New York (USA) and b:om Festival (South Corea).