Dagmara Bilon is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, dance movement therapist, and maternal producer based in south-east London, working locally and internationally. Her practice spans embodied investigation, painting, interdisciplinary collaboration, dramaturgy, choreography, live art, performance-making, community engagement projects and activism.
One of her natural instincts as an artist has always been to shed light on certain human experiences which, instead of being celebrated as the things that unite us, are kept repressed by society, tainted by stigma and taboo. This often leaves people isolated and disconnected in some of the most challenging moments of their lives.
Part of her practice is to use art and performance as a tool and a playground that sheds light on these stigmas in a safe environment with others. The themes that have been explored are feminist and queer narratives, sexuality, migration, identity and displacement, loss and grief, environmental issues, well-being and togetherness.
Dagmara is co-founder/director of the Purple Ladies Collective which builds creative communities through engagement projects and performances. These are held in different locations including council estates, schools, community centres and art venues. Making their work vibrant, inclusive and accessible is at the heart of their practice.
For more information, please see Dagmara's Projects or get in touch!