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Katharina Arnold (*1986 in Austria)

I am a choreographer, performer, teacher, dancer and musician.
I mostly create and work with an interdisciplinary approach and incorporate my music and dance education into my performative works (BA Elementary Music Education & BA Contemporary Dance Education both at Konservatorium Wien University).
Since 2016 I am part of the group "KunstMeeting" and in 2015 I co-founded the dance collective "Kollektiv Sisyphos" which consists of 8 dancers/choreographers based in Vienna.
I completed my MA in Performance at Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) in October 2014.
For the interdisciplinary piece "If Steve was a dancer" (Music: Steve Reich) that blurs the lines between musicians and dancers on stage my collaborator Elisabeth Hillinger, 11 saxophonists (class Lars Mlekusch) and I won the first price in the category creation at the Fidelio Competition 2012.

Additionally to my own artistic PROJECTS I have been involved in several other projects and collaborative activities:

August 2014
Artist in Residence "Beacons Retreat" (Impossible Lecture Tent @ Beacons Festival 2014)
March 2014
Choreographer & performer in "This Is Us" (collaboration with Dan Craddock)
May 2013- June 2013
Performer in the exhibition "Unrest of form" in the piece "Instead of allowing …" (Choreography: Tino Sehgal) at Wiener Festwochen
June 2013
Performer site specific performance at Karlstag (Virgenie Roy-Nigel)
May 2013
Performer "Vantage point" as part of the artistic Bachelor degree show at the Konservatorium Wien University
(Choreography: Elisabeth Hillinger)
April 2013
Dancer in "Passagen" (Dschungel Wien, Theatre for Young Audience)
Feb 2013
Choreographer & performer in "Why so serious?" at Atelierkonzert für Neue Musik (Concerts for contemporary music) together with Elisabeth Hillinger and Lisa Bunderla
June 2012
Choreographer "Zweigeleisiges Interview" (Text: Ephraim Kishon), collaboration with Ulduz Ahmadzadeh
Mar 2012
1st price in the category "Creation" at the "11th Fidelio competition" (hosted by the Konservatorium Wien University): Choreographer & dancer in "if Steve was a dancer" an interdisciplinary piece with 11 saxophonists and 3 dancers based on the music of Steve Reich. Additionally booked at the "Wiener Festwochen", the 12th ELIA Biennial Conference (revised version of the piece) and the Vienna Saxfest 2014.
Nov 2011
Performer in "We are changing your perspective!"
(Concept: Martina Rösler, Steffi Wieser)
May 2011
Dancer in "Sofamaschine" to celebrate "10 years MuseumsQuartier Wien" (Concept: lawine torrèn; Hubert Lepka) 
Sept 2010
Performer in "Inventaires des corps mouvementés"
(Choreography: Christine Fricker)

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