Compagnia Excursus - Ricky Bonavita

Excursus, "digression" as symbol of the choreographic language of Ricky Bonavita, with his rarefied atmospheres, inspired by everyday life gestures, transformed into surreal and stylised expression. The repertoire of the company includes the research of abstract formalism, the creation of dreamy and symbolic worlds, but also the exploration of relationships and young people issues. Founded in 1994 by Ricky Bonavita and Theodor Rawyler, Compagnia Excursus has built his own identity, dynamic and lively, in the Italian contemporary dance field. The Company has been supported by MBACT (Ministry for Arts, Culture and Tourism), the Italian Institute of Culture, Regione Lazio, Province of Rome, City of Rome, ETI, and has also received contributions for activities in Switzerland by Schweizer Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia, Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern, Abteilung für Kulturelles der Stadt Biel - Ville de Bienne, Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweizerischen Mobiliargesellschaft, Migros Genossenschaft Aare. For his activity in Social Health projects, the Company has collaborated with the Swiss Institute in Rome, the Academy of Romania in Rome, Fondazione Memmo / Spazio Etoile Rome, the Chamber Orchestra of Campania, the OGB - Orchestergesellschaft Biel (Switzerland), the ASL RME Frosinone. To date, the Company has presented more than 15 choreographic creations, touring in Italy, Switzerland, other EU countries and Africa (Egypt and Morocco).

Ricky Bonavita

Ricky Bonavita
Italian choreographer who stands out for his numerous choreography, a personal technical and stylistic language, and state-of–the-art teaching at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, began studying classical and contemporary dance. During his training, he confronted himself with the work of the masters of American modern dance (Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Nickolais) and with the multifaceted universe of the new European contemporary dance, studying for a long period in Paris with C. Carlson , P. Goss, J. Gaudin and J.Cebron. As a free-lance dancer he worked with many Italian companies, touring in Italy, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. In 1988 he began his career as a choreographer, winning the first prize at “Singolari di Danza” Theatre Spaziozero in Rome. In 1994 together with Theodor Rawyler he founded Compagnia Excursus (, which enabled him to deepen a personal approach to style and choreography. The activity of the company has rapidly developed, supported by critics and audiences success, both in Italy and abroad. Since 2000 the Company is supported by the Ministry of Culture. Among his award-winning choreography: -the 1st prize for contemporary choreography The Ballet Young of the World Competition 2010, in Sochi / Russia, headed by Maestro Yuri Grigorovich, -the 3rd prize for choreography Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition 2004, Kiev, Ucraine -Fausto Maria Franchi Award for best contemporary choreography at the Concorso Internazionale di Danza - Premio Roma 2010 He is also active as guest choreographer in Italy and abroad, as well in a number of events including RAI television / Eurovision, prose theater with Giorgio Albertazzi, Opera Houses (Anayansi Theater in Panama City among others). Together with Theodor Rawyler he is the artistic director of the "Festival Tendance" of 369gradi supported by Ministry of Culture.

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