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Recording: 2018-06-20 , SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin | DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Christine Bonansea, Başak Günak a.k.a AH! KOSMOS


SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin | DOCK 11

Production Details / Press Releases

Spike, developed for the 2018 festival, is the first collaborative, performance experiment between composer, Başak Günak, and choreographer, Christine Bonansea. In Spike, two artists research the limits of space, from possession to occupancy, and from attitudes of stealing, or repossessing, to owning and commanding; thereby creating questions of control and straining the relationship between them.

Christine Bonansea is a US-European artist with 20 years of professional experience in performing, conceiving and directing/choreographing movement-based works presented internationally since 2010. Through her numerous collaborations, a continued movement practice, Bonansea has developed her unique artistic voice, transcending the inevitable limitations of choreography or theatrical dramaturgy.

Başak Günak a.k.a AH! KOSMOS is a composer and performer based in Berlin. She uses experimentation with found sounds, analogue and electronic composition to experience how sound vibration and melody resonates within bodies and other beings. Her work defies being tied to a genre, tapping into something beyond an immediate surrounding or experience, to communicate something more transcendental.

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TFB Nr. 1197

Cast & Credits

Dance: Christine Bonansea
Music, Electronics: Başak Günak a.k.a AH! KOSMOS

SOUNDANCE Festival Berlin is a project from b.arts.u – berlin arts united in cooperation with DOCK11, funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, and through the friendly support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Cultural Foundation.


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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

Christine Bonansea / Trailers and Video Documentations

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