Danielle Georgiou - Artist Interview

Danielle Georgiou - http://www.dgdgdancegroup.com/

Danielle Georgiou is a dancer, choreographer, and video artist based in Dallas, TX. Her stage and video work deals with puzzles found in femininity—vulnerability, deformity, and beauty. Her work has shown across Texas, New York (Horton Gallery), California (Rogue Fringe Festival), Florida (Bosch Film Festival), Oregon (Portland's Experimental Film Festival), and Germany (2nd Berlin Besucher Triennial). She exhibited both her performance and video work at the 2013 Texas Biennial, was a part of a three-person show at Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa, TX, and recently completed a solo show at Women and their Work in Austin, TX. 

In 2011, she founded DGDG (the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group), a performance art dance group that works within ideas of German expressionism and dans theatre. The productions work toward creating compelling images of a “new female.” Whether collaborating or defining her own work, Danielle wants dancers that constantly strive to transform themselves, either in image or skill. Technique is your foundation – not your identity. DGDG has performed across Texas, Oklahoma, and California, and staged their most recent work, NICE, at the Wyly Theatre, 6th Floor Studio Theatre, as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Elevator Project in November 2014. She was recently named one of the top North Texas choreographers to watch in 2014 by the Dallas Morning News, cited as one of the standout female performers of 2013 by the Dallas Observer, and DGDG was nominated as Best Dance Company in Dallas by D Magazine in 2014. 

She is the Program Coordinator of Dance at Eastfield College and the Director of the UT Arlington Dance Ensemble. Danielle is pursuing her Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas and recently completed a residency at CentralTrak—the UT Dallas Artist Residency program.

Posted on August 3, 2015 and filed under Conversations in the Void.