Physicalizing the boundaries and testing the consequences of social mores, NICE is the fall premiere from Dallas-based dance theatre company DGDG: the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group. Building on a body of meta-theatrical work dealing with femininity and pop-culture, DGDG launches into this new production that experiments with the social expectation of being “nice.” Through highly aggressive and emotive dance, NICE breaks down the dangerous art of hiding our true feelings and motives. Taking liberties with the audience/performer relationship, and demonstrating the real risks of performance, DGDG will entertain the NICE out of you.
DGDG: the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group was founded by Danielle Georgiou in 2011. DGDG is a performance art dance group that works within ideas of German expressionism and Tanztheater (dance theatre). The productions work toward creating compelling images of a “new female.” Whether collaborating or defining her own work, Georgiou looks for dancers that are constantly striving to transform themselves, either in image or skill. Technique is your foundation—not your identity.