artist statement

laura fisher

bio

Laura Fisher (she/they) is a dance artist, producer, and choreographer based in Glasgow, Scotland. They work across contemporary performance, dance, design and club performance.

 

As a Producer, Laura was selected for the Edinburgh Fringe Emerging Producers Development Programme 2019 and was awarded an FST Producers Bursary to undertake a placement at The Work Room, Glasgow developing an artist led model for a new dance scratch night in Scotland. Laura is currently awarded a place on the Dancers Emerging Bursary Scheme 20/21 at Dance Base, Scotland's National Centre for Dance under the mentorship of Lucy Suggate.

Laura holds a BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice with Honours of the First Class from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She previously trained in contemporary dance and somatic practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and in classical dance at the Dance School of Scotland from 2005-2011. In 2009 they received a scholarship from the Scottish Government to present choreographic work and study in Melbourne at the VCASS. 

image credit: MollyMae Whawell

image credit: MollyMae Whawell

statement

Laura's artistic practice considers how space can be an empowering and political collaborator when considered in performance, dramaturgy and producing practices. 

Laura recognises that her formative training in movement significantly defines her embodied approach to performance making and the language she uses to talk and write about work as a producer or dramaturg. She approaches all her work with the fundamental principles of research and collaboration and is currently interested in the roles of "artist as curator of space" and "producer as dramaturg". 

Laura is currently bound in an ongoing process of untangling ableist notions of dance and de-centring the physically elitist body from the core of dance practice, in both their personal life and their performance making. They are interested in how definitions of ecology and the movements of non human elements can offer alternative definitions to dance and  performance.

laura fisher

performance 

© 2020