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Valerie Oberleithner (FR/AT)

Valerie Oberleithner (born in 1978) is an Austrian choreographer and performer. She studied Literature Science/Philology at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz (AT) and contemporary dance at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz (AT). She completed her University studies with a Bachelor of Arts in 2008.
In 2007 she received the danceWEB scholarship. Since 2006 Valerie has been continuously working with international choreographers and dance companies in Vienna and abroad: SUPERAMAS (FR/AT), Jennifer Lacey (FR/US), Boris Charmatz (FR), Magdalena Chowaniec (AT), Oleg Soulimenko (AT/RU), Fanni Futterknecht (AT), Amanda Piña (AT/CL), Doris Stelzer (AT) etc.

Valerie´s own artistic projects include: "Show Me!" (2009) in collaboration with Olivier Tirmarche, "Pittoresque" (2009) in collaboration with Fanni Futterknecht, "Splendid Isolation" (2010) in collaboration with Olivier Tirmarche and Jennifer Lacey, "[J-1]" (2013) in collaboration with Olivier Tirmarche and Raul Maia, "l'application" (2014) and "iChoreography" (2018) in collaboration with Magdalena Chowaniec. Valerie’s works were shown in various international dance and performance festivals such as ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna, eXplore Festival Bucarest, Working Title Festival Brussels, "Nouvelles Vagues" Festival Palais de Tokyo Paris, a.o.

Since 2008 Valerie Oberleithner together with Magdalena Chowaniec involve children and teenagers in their artistic processes ("teen spirit", Woodstock of thinking, TQW, 2008, "L'Application", degree 48, Les Laboratoires d 'Aubervilliers, 2014, "iChoreography" Coaching Project and showing, eXplore Festival, 2016).
Since 2017 Valerie Oberleithner is leading various artistic interventions around the topic body and internet in schools and high schools in France.
Valerie's works explore new ways of collaboration among artists, curators and specific groups of society (teenagers, children, etc.). In her work she concentrates on the transformative potential in contemporary performance and on experience as an essential element. Valerie is teaching dance and performance throughout Europe such as Paris, Bucarest, Vienna, Salzburg, Graz and Amiens.

Last update biography: 08.04.2019


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