DANIELLE GEORGIOU

 

b. 1984, Dallas, TX

Lives and works in Dallas, TX

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Ongoing                                    Ph.D., ABD                        Aesthetic Studies                        University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

 

Creative Dissertation Topic: Pizzicato Porno, Dirty Filthy Diamonds, NICE, and The Show About Men: Devised Dance Theatre Productions

 

Areas of Research: Dance Theatre, Modern Dance History, Performance Art, German Expression in Film, Dance, and Visual Art, Avant-Garde and Experimental Theatre Practices

 

2008                                                MA                                    Political Science                        University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

                                   

            Masters’ Thesis: The Politics of State Public Arts Funding

 

            Areas of Research: Art Funding, Arts Education, Public Policy, Federal and State Funding for Education and the

            Arts

 

2006                                                BBA (Honors)            International Business/French            University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

 

 

Solo/Small Group Exhibitions (Visual Art)

 

2016                       Bohemian Wonderland, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

2015                        2015 Edinburgh Art Festival, GARAGE Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

                                Small Works Member Show, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

                                365, Magnolia Theatre (with Ro2 Art), Dallas, TX

 

2014                        #hashtag, Women and Their Work, Austin, TX

           

2013                        L’Homme Dérangé, Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX

 

2012                        I’m Looking Through You, Horton Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

Curatorial Experience (Performance and Visual Art)

 

2013                        FLEX-US 2, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

 

2012                        HARAKIRI: To Die For Performances, CentralTrak: University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency, Dallas,

                                    TX

                                FLEX-US, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                A Fraudulent Desire to Exist, Steve Paul Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2011                         HELLO at 1331 Dragon (now Red Arrow Art Gallery), Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE

                                    NATION.A Collective))

 

Group Exhibitions (Visual Art)

 

2016                        Paradise vs. Utopia: Disputed Ideals
, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX (forthcoming)

                                Utopia: Impossible States, El Centro College, Dallas, TX (forthcoming)

                                CHAOS, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX (forthcoming)

2015                        AMOA Biennial-600: Sculpture, AMARILLO MUSEUM of ART, Amarillo, Texas

                                CHAOS, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

                                EXPO 2015, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2014                        Behind Closed Doors, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

                                CHAOS, Ro2 Art, Dallas, TX

                                Dallas VideoFest, Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson, TX (commissioned video for Oral Fixation)

 

2013                        Texas Biennial, Blue Star Contemporary, San Antonio, TX

                                Amarillo Entropy, Power Station, Dallas, TX

                                Collective Bargaining, UT Dallas, Richardson, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                Available Spaces/Post Communiqué, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (invited artist, in

                                   collaboration with HOMECOMING! Committee)

                                Delta, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), Dallas, TX

                                Temporary Occupants, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

                                Down the Rabbit Hole,  part of the AURORA project, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, TX (performance

                                   installation with Slik Stockings and Emily Loving

                                FLEX-US 2, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                EXPO 2013, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

 

2012                         Fast, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

                                 Bedding, part of the AURORA project, Dallas Arts District, Dallas, TX (performance installation with IN COOPERATION

                                    WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 Dallas VideoFest, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (performance installation and screening)

                                 Feed Bag, Ro2 West Village, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 'N Sink, Goodyear Retread Plant, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 HARAKIRI: To Die For Performances, CentralTrak: University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency, Dallas, TX (Slik Stockings;

                                    DGDG)

                                 BarbARTque, CentralTrak: University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE

                                    NATION)

                                 Go West Fest, The Nest, Dallas, TX (Slik Stockings)

                                 Lean, House on Mercedes Avenue, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 FLEX-US, Ro2 Art Downtown, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 BRIDGED, 500 Singleton Blvd, Dallas, TX (Slik Stockings)

                                 A Fraudulent Desire to Exist, Steve Paul Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                 The O.T., CentralTrak, University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency, Dallas, TX

 

2011                         Shorts Film Competition, Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX

                                 Occupy Artopia: subversive performance, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION)

                                 Art Con, Oak Cliff, TX (IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION.A COLLECTIVE)

                                 Monster Bash, CentralTrak: University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency,

                                 Dallas, TX (14+1 (now known as IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION))

                                 Confirm and Deny, UTD Art Gallery, Richardson, TX (14+1 (now known as IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION))

                                 HELLO at 1331 Dragon (now Red Arrow Art Gallery), Dallas, TX (14+1 (now known as IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE

                                    NATION.A Collective))

                                 EXPO 2011, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

                                 Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, TX

 

2010                         Chick Flicks Film Festival, Women in Film Dallas, Studio Movie Grill, Dallas, TX

                                 Dallas VideoFest, Dallas, TX

                                 New York City International Film Festival, New York, NY

 

DANCE EXPERIENCE

 

2011-Present            DGDG (Danielle Georgiou Dance Company), Artistic Director, Dallas, TX

2011-Present            Contemporary Ballet Dallas, Company Member, Dallas, TX

2012-Present            Eastfield College—Dance (Program Coordinator); Theatre (Choreographer), Mesquite, TX

2012-Present            Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet, Guest Choreographer, Dallas, TX

2011-2012                Richland College, Dance Department, Guest Artist, Dallas, TX

2008-2011                Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Collective Member/PR Specialist, Dallas, TX

2007-2015                UTA Dance Ensemble, Director, Arlington, TX                       

2010                         National Performance Network: Annual Conference, Showcased Artist, Dallas, TX

 

DGDG PRODUCTIONS

 

2016                                                Dirty Filthy Daimonds                    Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

2016                                                Pizzicato                                        17th International Theater Festival, Dallas Children's Theater, Dallas, TX

 

2015                                                The Show About Men                    Bath House Cultural Center (Festival of Independent Theatres), Dallas, TX

                                                                                                               Eastfield College, Mesquite TX  

 

2015                                                NICE                                              Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

 

2015                                                NICE                                              WaterTower Theatre (for the Out of the Loop Festival), Addison, TX

 

2014                                                NICE                                              Wyly Theatre, 6th Floor Studio Theatre (part of the AT&T Performing

                                                                                                               Arts Center’s Elevator Project), Dallas, TX

 

2014                                                These Arms Are Snakes                Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX

 

2014                                                Dirty Filthy Diamonds                     Margo Jones Theatre in the Magnolia Lounge, Dallas, TX

 

2013                                                Beauty/Beast                                  Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas, TX

 

2013                                                Pizzicato Porno                               Touring Show (first premiered at Rouge Fringe Festival, Fresno, CA)

 

2013                                                Packaged Garden                           Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

 

2013                                                What This Was Never About           Courtyard Theater, Plano, TX

                                         

2013                                                What This Is Not About                   Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

 

2013                                                The Young Ones                             Teatro Dallas, Dallas, TX

 

2012                                                Elegant Ghost                                 Teatro Dallas, Dallas, TX

 

2011                                                bien dans sa peau                           South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

 

2011                                                Love Stone…wasted                        EXCHANGE Dance Festival, Tulsa, OK

 

2011                                                Love and Vices                                 Teatro Dallas, Dallas, TX

 

2010-2011                                       Roam                                                National Performance Network’s Annual Conference, Dallas, TX           

 

 

DANCE FILMS

 

2011                                    “Love Crime,” selected for inclusion in the 500X Juried Show (juror: Marty Walker)

2010                                    “Roam”

                                                Official selection of the Women In Film/SAG’s Chick Flicks 2010

                                                Official selection of the Hub Shorts Film Festival: Dance for Camera

                                                Official selection of the Dallas VideoFest

                                                Chosen to be presented at the National Performance Network’s Annual Conference

                                            “One On One”

                                                Official selection of the New York City International Film Festival

                                                Official selection of the Hub Shorts Film Festival

 

Panels

 

2015                            The Way You Move and Role Call, for the Dallas Museum of Art’s Late Night, workshop leader and public performance

                                    Arts and Culture from the Artists’ Perspective, for Refining the City (D Magazine), panelist

 

2014                            Next Topic: The State of Dance, moderator and panelist

                                    Arts and Culture from the Artists’ Perspective, for Refining the City (D Magazine), panelist

 

2012                            What the #$%& do you do with an art degree?, panelist

                                    1.2 Million Stories: State of the Emerging Arts, panelist           

 

Service Work

2016                        School of YES, Dance Instructor, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Cara Mia Theatre Co., Dallas, TX

                                DaVerse Lounge, commissioned performance for Teach for America, Dallas, TX

                                “Lines of the Body,” photography and movement workshop at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

 

2015                        School of YES, Dance Instructor, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Cara Mia Theatre Co., Dallas, TX

                                “The Way You Move,” movement workshop at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

                                Selections from DGDG's rep, Dallas Festival of Ideas, Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX

                           

2014                        School of YES, Dance Instructore, Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Cara Mia Theatre Co., Dallas, TX

 

2013                        AIDS Outreach Center Benefit Concert, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX (Performer with

                                Contemporary Ballet Dallas)

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

Modern: Micki Saba, Michelle Hanlon, Lesley Snelson, Jennifer Mabus, Kate Walker

Graham: Lesley Hale

Contemporary: Jill Rucci, Sarah Smith Matzke

Experimental Modern and Improvisation: Renana Raz, Birgitt Bodingbauer, Big Rig Dance Collective

Ballet: Valerie Tabor, Eileen McKee, Jennifer Arellano

Jazz: Darrell Cleveland, Jill Rucci

Theatre and Performance Aesthetics, History, Criticism: Thomas Riccio, Fred Curchack

Experimental Movement Training: Thomas Riccio, Fred Curchack

Choreography: Micki Saba, Michelle Hanlon, Thomas Riccio

 

WORKSHOPS, RESIDENCIES, MASTER CLASSES, and RESTAGED WORKS

 

2015                        Kate Walker, Master Class with FurtherDanceFW, Fort Worth, TX

 

2014                        Amy Morrow, GAGA Workshop, Dallas, TX

                                Tony Orrico, Performance Movement Workshop, Dallas, TX

 

2012                        Nightmare Before Valentine, Performance Residency at UT Dallas, Richardson, TX

 

2011                        John Mario, Performance Residency at UT Dallas, Richardson, TX

 

2010                        Impedimento, choreographer O-T-O Artistic Director Annie Bunke, restaged work at UT Dallas, Richardson, TX

 

2009                        Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Performance Residency at Texas A&M, College Station, TX

                                Renana Raz, Improvisational Master Class, Dallas, TX           

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND CRITICAL REVIEWS

 

Putnam, Margaret. “Danielle Georgiou: Idea Mover.” TheaterJones. December 30, 2014.

 

Quartz, George. “2014 in Review: Musicians Weight in on the Year That Was.” D Magazine. December 31, 2014.

 

Putnam, Margaret. “The Year in Dance.” TheaterJones. December 2014.

 

Mendoza, Manuel. “Transition marked North Texas dance in 2014.” Dallas Morning News. December 26, 2014.

 

Mendoza, Manuel. “Critic’s Choice: A Big Loss, New Choreographers Kept Dance Writer Manny Mendoza On His Toes

            in 2014.” NPR/KERA Art & Seek (on air and print). December 24, 2014

 

Mattioli, Zoe. “Sugar & Spice: Scenes from Danielle Georgiou Dance Group’s Closing Performance of Nice.” Central

            Track. November 24, 2014.

 

Putnam, Margaret. “Nice Work, and They Got It.” TheaterJones. November 18, 2014.

 

Liner, Elaine. “DGDG’s New Dance Work, NICE, Has Spice.” Dallas Observer. November 20, 2014.

 

Mendoza, Manuel. “Though-provoking show ‘NICE’ aggressively examines social conventions.” Dallas Morning News.

            November 18, 2014.

Smart, Lauren. “There’s a Crazy Dance Show in Fair Park. You Should Go.” Dallas Observer. March 3, 2014.

 

Putnam, Margaret. “Shades of Blue.” TheaterJones. March 3, 2014.

 

Mendoza, Manuel. “Dance Review: ‘Dirty Filthy Diamonds’ breaks down wall.” Dallas Morning News. February 28,

            2014.

 

Wozny, Nancy. “Maverick Mover: Danielle Georgiou.” Arts and Culture Texas. January 26, 2014.

 

Laughlin, Jamie. “The Story of Pizzicato Porno, A Dallas Theatre Experiment Starring an Orgasmic Chicken.” Dallas

            Observer. April 5, 2013.

 

Hamilton, Brentney. “The ‘Outlaw’ Collective Muscle Nation is Back, and That’s Good for Dallas Art.” Dallas Observer.

            July 31, 2012.

 

Richards, Ryder. “Gallery Hopping: Reviews of Shows at Oliver Francis, Angstrom, CentralTrak, And More.” D

            Magazine. July 9, 2012.

 

Hamilton, Brentney. “If I had a Million: Ideas to Inspire and Improve from Artists in the Trenches.” Dallas Observer.

            June 12, 2012.

 

Hamilton, Brentney. “On Criticism: Fostering a Constructive Dialogue for Dallas Arts.” Dallas Observer. May 25, 2012.

 

Laughlin, Jamie. “Performance Art Wins: I Fall on My Own Sword at CentralTrak.” Dallas Observer. May 21, 2012.

 

Mosley, Christopher. “Art Review and Photos: The Raw Spectacle of 9 Cents a Copy at CentralTrak.” D Magazine. May

            2, 2012.

 

Lewis, Betsy. “HARAKIRI: To Die For Performances at CentralTrak.” Glasstire.com. April 25, 2012. Hamilton, Brentney.

 

“Little Death, Big O: CentralTrak’s HARAKIRI Series Launches Tomorrow.” Dallas Observer. April 20, 2012.

 

Lewis, Betsy. “Flex-Us [In Cooperation with Muscle Nation] at Ro2 Art.” Glasstire.com. March 7, 2012.

 

Mendoza, Manuel. “Danielle Georgiou debuts her new dance company in Love and Vices.” The Dallas Morning News.

            February 20, 2011.

 

Putnam, Margaret. “Guns and Roses: Danielle Georgiou Dance Group has both, and more, in ‘Love and Vices’.”

            TheaterJones.com. February 13, 2011.

 

RESIDENCIES & COLLECTIVES

 

2011-Present             Slik Stockings, Performance Art Duo, Dallas, TX

2011-2013                  CentralTrak, University of Texas at Dallas Artist Residency, Dallas, TX

2011-2014                  IN COOPERATION WITH MUSCLE NATION.A Collective, Dallas, TX

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2011-Present             Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

2007-2015                  University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

2010-2012                  University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

2009-2012                  Richland College, Dallas, TX

 

 

 

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