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Surplus 1980 with Christine Bonansea Company



Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 23, 8:00 PM
Duration: 50 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater

Ticket Information

Early Bird: $15
Advanced: $25
At the Door: $28 

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Production Credits

ChoreographerChristine Bonansea
Music DirectorMoe Staiano



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Work Sample



“Runscape” is a first-time collaboration between art rock ensemble, Surplus 1980, and the Berlin-based Christine Bonansea Company. The collaboration of the two art mediums of dance and music focuses on the construction and strategizing of building, only to destroy and dismantle what was built, leaving everything to be destructed. Runscape will not be just a band playing a soundtrack to dancers, but leaves everyone to be included and involved where anything can happen to both musicians and dancers as performers as equals.

"Runscape" es una colaboración por primera vez entre el conjunto de arte rock, Surplus 1980, y la Christine Bonansea Company, con sede en Berlín. La colaboración de los dos medios artísticos de la danza y la música se centra en la construcción y la elaboración de estrategias de construcción, solo para destruir y desmantelar lo que se construyó, dejando todo para ser destruido. Runscape no será solo una banda que tocará una banda sonora para los bailarines, sino que dejará a todos incluidos e involucrados donde cualquier cosa pueda suceder tanto a los músicos como a los bailarines como artistas e iguales.

Surplus 1980 with Christine Bonansea Company

Founded in 2010, Christine Bonansea Company is a modern dance / performance ensemble led by Artistic Director Christine Bonansea. Christine Bonansea Company has been supported by funds from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, American Dance Abroad, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the French Consulate of San Francisco, among others.


Christine Bonansea (Choreographer)
Christine Bonansea is a multi-disciplinary performer, choreographer and teacher. After performing in Europe and San Francisco with great artists including Mathilde Monnier, Tino Sehgal, Faustin Linyekula, Sarah Shelton Mann as well as in her own work; she's now based in Berlin. She's been challenging the dynamics of live performance exploring the diversity of environment that she has experienced internationally the last 15 years.

Moe Staiano (Music Director)
Moe Staiano (Surplus 1980) is a self-taught experimental composer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and multi-instrumental performance artist who's been at the forefront of the Bay Area improvisation scene for over two decades. Over the years, Moe has worked with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Mute Socialite, Ron Anderson, Inkboat, Tom Nunn, Vacuum Tree Head, Z'ev, Amy X Neuburg, Ava Mendoza, Nurse With Wound, David Slusser, Karen Stackpole, Ches Smith, Michael Evans, Gino Robair, William Hooker, Tom Dimuzio, Rhys Chatham, Cheer-Accident, Terrie Hessels and sfSoundGroup among others.

Surplus 1980 (Music Ensemble)
Surplus 1980 is a Bay Area post-punk art rock band fronted by former Sleepytime Gorilla Museum percussionist, Moe Staiano. Surplus 1980's music is a mixture of out-jazz touch and more than a dash of punk ferocity. Surplus 1980 is a louder and faster band than any of those, but draws from the same well of shouty discordant rock ’n’ roll clamor, and exhibits the same joy in complaining. Chord progressions are less friendly than on a Chuck Berry record, but have the same elemental drive, and the drums are featured up front to make sure the audience doesn’t miss them.

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