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.
Dance Umbrella information can be found at: http://www.danceumbrella.co.uk/festival%2009/Dorner09.htm