odies in urban spaces - Willi Dorner, choreographer, talking with Nicky Molloy (Head of Dance and Performance, Southbank Centre).
Willi will talk about the work he is presenting in Dance Umbrella 2009: bodies in urban spaces.
Besides his international 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 everyday life. bodies in urban spaces is an intriguing trail, in which 20 performers lead the audience through some of London’s most atmospheric public spaces.
Willi Dorner – born 1959 in Baden, Austria – studied at the 'Austrian Society for Dance Therapy' and is a certified Alexander technique teacher. He also studied at Erick Hawkins Studio in New York and at the School for Body-Mind Centering in Developmental Movement. Further work was with Andrew Harwood, Dani Lepkoff, Irene Hultman and Stephen Petronio. Dorner was a member of Nina Martin’s company in New York and I.D.A. - Mark Tompkins Company in Paris.
He started to choreograph his own productions in 1990. Besides his international touring dance performances Willi Dorner has been involved with film-making and is keen on creating events that give the audience the opportunity for new experiences, insights and a different perception of every day’s life. Cie. Willi Dorner’s stage performances and site specific works are presented in festivals and venues in Europe, Africa, North and South America and China.