Valerie Oberleithner (born in 1978) is a Austrian choreographer and performer living in Paris. Her works concentrate on new ways of collaboration between artists, audience, curators and institutions. She focuses on the transformative potential of performance and the common experience performance can offer.
Valerie is working in Belgium, France, Austria and Romania. Her works were shown in various international renowned venues and festivals such as Palais de Tokyo, Paris, ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna, eXplore Festival Bucarest, Working Title Festival Brussels and imagetanz Festival, Vienna. Valerie worked with internationally renowned choreographers and companies such as Jennifer Lacey (FR\US), Oleg Soulimenko (AT\RU), SUPERAMAS (FR\AT), Boris Charmatz (FR), Ivana Mueller (FR\HR) a.o.
Valerie is teaching dance, choreography and composition in Austria, France, Rumania. She obtains a bachelor in contemporary dance (Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz, Austria), she was a receiver of the danceweb scholarship, she studied Literature Science/Philology and media science at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria. Valerie was brought up in Austria, Germany and the United States (Conneticut).
Valerie´s own artistic projects include Show Me! in collaboration with Olivier Tirmarche, Pittoresque in collaboration with Fanni Futterknecht and Splendid Isolation in collaboration with Olivier Tirmarche and Jennifer Lacey. Splendid Isolation was presented in the context of [8:tension] Young Choreographers' Series, ImPulsTanz 2011 and at the eXplore dance festival Bucharest in October 2011.
Since 2012 Valerie lives in Paris and works as a choreographer all over Europe. She initiated the project [J - 1] with Raul Maia and Olivier Tirmarche wich was presented in Vienna in coproduction with WUK. Since 2015, Valerie is currently working with choreographer Magdalena Chowaniec, on a long term research and presentations called iChoreography which will be Premiered at Brut Vienna in march 2018.
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