Anneke Bonnema

From 1982 to 1986 the Dutch Anneke Bonnema studied at the theatre school in Amsterdam. She staged several plays and also wrote a great many, including De bomen het bos, staged with the Nieuw West theatre company, and Tegenmaat. Since 1995 she has worked with Hans Petter Dahl in the L & O Amsterdam performance group. They have created several pieces including the love show Tantra & Western (1995), What have you done with my poem? - Sing-Dance #1 (1996), Made in Heaven - Sing-Dance #2 (1997), Attention - Sing-Dance #3 (1998) and the multidisciplinary performance Post coitum omne animal triste est (1999), with a different improvising dancer every night. For these projects they worked with people from several disciplines such as Liza May Post (artist), Oyvind Berg (writer), Tom Jansen (actor) and improvising dancers including David Zambrano, Laurie Booth, Eva Maria Keller and Michael Schumacher. In 1997 they did a coproduction with Bak- Truppen called Good Good Very Good. As a duo they created the performances Nieuw Werk (2001) and Shoes and Bags (2003). The latter was made on the occasion of the opening of their virtual house for fashion, art and concepts, MaisonDahlBonnema. In 2005, they made their thoughtful piece Not The Real Thing together with Robert Steijn (as performing dramaturg). Their latest pieces, The Ballad of Ricky and Ronny - a Pop Opera (2007), Ricky and Ronny and Hundred Stars - a Sado Country Opera (2010) and Analysis - the Whole Song (2011) receive production support from Needcompany.
Needcompany's King Lear (2000) was Anna Sophia Bonnema's first production with Jan Lauwers. Since then she has also appeared in Images of Affection (2002), Goldfish Game (2002), Isabella's room (2004), The Lobster Shop (2006), The Deer House (2008), Caligula (2012), Marketplace 76 (2012), Needlapb and The House of Our Fathers. In No Comment (2003) she replaced Carlotta Sagna. She has already written several things including pieces for Needlapb and The Liar's Monologue for Isabella's room (2004).