BCP Dancer in the Spotlight – Bonnie Curtis
Bonnie Curtis is a multi-faceted artist, driven by an inquisitive imagination and a desire to discover. Born and bred in Sydney, Bonnie trained at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts before moving to Europe to further her artistic development. During her career, Bonnie has worked as an independent artist, playing the role of producer, director, choreographer and performer in works for film, installation and live performance.
Her creations and collaborations have been featured at ImPulsTanz, Museum Moderner Kunst (AT), Girona Film Festival (ES), Quadstock Music Festival (US), CinéWomen|Womenartconnect (EU), Asia International Youth Short Film Exhibition (CN), Biennale of Sydney, Sydney World Film Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival (AU), among others.
Bonnie’s fascination with the darker themes of life is prevalent in her work. She is inspired by elements of our human existence that are often thought of as taboo in society. Bonnie’s works share with her audience the diverse emotions, experiences and thoughts that have formed our modern society.
Bonnie is also a passionate teacher of dance and has been teaching for 10 years. Bonnie has taught technique, performance and creative development in both Australia and overseas. Her current and past appointments include Academy of Music and Performing Arts (Undergraduate Program), Te Auaha Institute of Creativity (NZ), Evolve Performance Studios, APA Macarthur, STADS, amongst many others. Bonnie is the facilitator of Interchange Australia’s dance program, which is an inclusive dance program specially catered to people with disability. Bonnie believes that everyone should experience the joy of dance, regardless of age or ability.
Bonnie is excited to be creating a new version of Wonderland that is premiering in Sydney as part of March Dance 2020.
“Be prepared to be shocked. Wonderland will take you into a chaotic reality, a voyage of adventure into the human psyche, unconscious desires, fears, madness, mischief and delight.”