The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group
The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), was founded in 2011 by Danielle Georgiou, and is a dance theatre group that works within the ideas of contemporary dance and physical theatre. DGDG's work reflects Georgiou's interest in social and psychological issues, and in creating compelling images of a "new female." The works break with the tradition of contemporary dance and tend to be more conceptual or narrative-driven. Whether collaborating or defining her own work, Georgiou wants dancers that constantly strive to transform themselves, either in image or skill. Technique is your foundation—not your identity.
The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group was named Best Dance Company by the readers of D Magazine in 2016, and were voted Best Dance Troupe in 2015 by the editors of the Dallas Observer. DGDG's 2014 season was listed as one of the top highlights of dance in Dallas in 2014 by The Dallas Morning News, TheaterJones, and Art&Seek, and in both 2014 and 2015 DGDG was nominated as Best Dance Company by D Magazine in their annual Best of Big D series. DGDG's 2012-2013 season was named as one of the Best Dance Performances of 2013 by the Dallas Morning News, and Georgiou was named Outstanding Female Director of 2012 by Critical Rant. Recently, Georgiou was named one of TheaterJones' Forward Thinkers for 2015.
In 2015, they received a Special Support Grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to fund the creating and performance of The Show About Men at the 2015 Festival of Independent Theaters. The Show About Men went on to be named Best New Play or Musical of 2015 by the Dallas Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards. It also won for Outstanding Creative Contribution for Choreography. NICE (2014), which premiered at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre for the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Elevator Project, also won for Choreography.