Bonita Oliver is a multidisciplinary performance artist and improviser. Her work is about transitions- the process of moving through.
She creates deeply emotional, body in space, concept art through voice, music, environmental soundscapes and movement. The motivation is to heal personal and ancestral trauma in order to make way for discovery and connection.
Her process is in the moment and responds to stimuli – be it internal or external -through embodiment and interaction. Her live works exhibit this process in real time.
Bonita (who also performs under the name of French Leave) is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts. She is an actress, award winning film maker and member (SAG/AFTRA) (NYWIFT)
Bonita is also a founding member of Moving Star, an a capella ensemble that creates “immersive, interactive experiences inviting self-expression in their listeners”. During her 5 years with the group they were in residence at Carnegie Hall.
Please see the “Work” section for upcoming solo and collaborative projects