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Highways Performance Space and Gallery
Off Olympic Blvd 1651 18th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Channeling a mix of Sandra Bernhard and Pina Bausch, Suarez finds the poetry and mines the absurdity of our collective and sometimes idealized image of motherhood. Against a distinctive back drop of adult-sized tinker toys, her movement at once devours space and rigorously spirals in on itself. Always pulling from her bag of props and costumes, Suarez’s idiosyncratic movement and willowy gestures are punctuated by keen observation and wry humor.

Best known for dancing in unexpected places with unexpected people and for her seamless combination of dance, music and words.  Suarez’s past work has been hailed as “ingeniously crafted… poignant… [and] hilarious__”__ by the Los Angeles Times, “savvy” by The New York Times and “smart and stylish” by the Village Voice. Influenced by her work with playwrights such as Athol Fugard, Christine brings a passion for storytelling that enriches her dance projects with compelling narratives. Drawing on subjects and settings as diverse as Cajun Louisiana, South African apartheid, motherhood, skateboarding and female orgasm, her pieces are marked by irreverent humor, social critique and poetic visual imagery.

Since its inception in 1998, her company, SuarezDanceTheater, has produced ten evening-length dance-theater works, numerous site-specific and community events and close to a dozen dances for the theater and film, along with teaching, creating and performing dance-theater at over 20 school sites throughout the U.S. **