Artist & Speaker
Born 1991 in Rome, Italy, currently based in Berlin. Federica Dauri is a performer, choreographer and visual artist, born in Italy and currently living in Berlin after having lived and work in New York and Amsterdam for the past nine years. While studying contemporary dance and choreography in the National Academy of dance in Rome, Dauri specialized in a more critical investigation on the body politics , philosophy and critical theory.Her studies enabled her to pursue a manifold range of artist mediums. Her creative work expounds on a critical engagement with Rudolf Steiner’s system of Eurythmy, a rhythmical and physical vocalic expression, as well as the Japanese performance art Butoh. She refined her performance signature under the tutelage of Trisha Brown in New York, Akira Kasai in Italy, and Masaki Iwana in France. Dauri’s body thereby becomes the spatial and temporal site through which social norms are explored, challenged, and deconstructed. She has produced and directed performance work for art galleries, art residencies and dance or performing art festival across Europe such Gallery Xavier Laboulbenne (Berlin), Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) Santarcangelo festival (Italy), Enter Art Foundation(Berlin), University of Fine art (Sofia) and many others. Her current work as a performance artistic decentralizes the normative ‘corpus’ and denaturalizes the social body as a site of normalization. Her work reflects a critical engagement with her interests in interrogating notions of ‘the erotic’ in body politics through a post-humanist subversion of anthropocentrism.
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