Christine Bonansea

Christine Bonansea / CBC – Christine Bonansea Company

Christine Bonansea is an US-European dancer and choreographer with 20 years of international experience in conceiving, directing/choreographing and performing movement-based works.
She creates performances, installations, and films. She is the Artistic Director of Christine Bonansea Company, founded in 2010. Defined by expressive, virtuosic, improvisation-driven movement, her work inhabits an experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment in which other media – theater, video, visual art and design, spoken word, and music – play an important and integral part. Having studied Modern Literature at Paris’ La Sorbonne, she cites writers and philosophers as major influences. Bonansea received the french national graduation in contemporary dance and studied dance with such luminaries as Regine Chopinot, Catherine Diverres, Mathilde Monnier, Ralph Lemon, Anna Halprin, Nancy Stark Smith. She’s also an accomplished dance teacher in both professional performative and therapeutic setting. She collaborated and performed with internationally artists such as, Nita Little, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Katie Duck, Sara Shelton Mann, Faustin Linyekula, Tino Sehgal, Yoshiko Chuma, Palissimo. In New York City, Bonansea’s work has been presented by Danspace Project, Dixon Place, movement research at the Judson Church. Her dances have also been developed in art residencies and commissioned by numerous venues and festivals worldwide, including YBCA, ODC Theater, San Francisco International Arts Festival, The FRESH Festival (San Francisco); Headwater Theater (Portland); Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida); Earthdance (MA), Artscape (Toronto); Whenever Wherever Festival (Tokyo); The Centre Nationale De la Danse (Paris), AURA Dance FESTIVAL (Kaunas, Vilnus), BIDAM (Busan), Skopje Dance Festival (North Macedonia) and at DOCK11 (Berlin). Foto: Barbara Barbara Dietl

Christine Bonansea Company has been supported by funds from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, American Dance Abroad, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Theater Bay Area the LAD-Dancer’s Group, Creative Engagement Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Photo: Barbara Dietl