Karine Ponties

Born in France and raised in Spain, Karine Ponties is infused with a certain multiculturality. Her immersion into dance began there with studies at the Juan Tena and Ramon Soler dance schools, before moving to Brussels and joining Mudra, the school created by Maurice Bejart. As a performer, she has worked with several companies including Frédéric Flamand, Michèle Noiret, Nicole Mossoux/Patrick Bonté and Pierre Droulers, before founding her own company Dame de Pic in 1996.

Artistic director of Dame de Pic, choreographer and performer, Karine Ponties has created more than fourty dance pieces, presented on 4 continents, among which Every Direction is North (2017 Golden Mask – Russia), Mirliflor (2011 Golden Mask – Russia), Havran and Fidèle à l’éclair (2009 Mimos Price), Holeulone (2007 Best production of dance of the French Community in Belgium) and Brutalis (2002 Choreographic prize of the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques [SACD]). Her work is characterised by a flair for the absurd, exploring intimacy and interlacing relationships.