artist statement

laura fisher

bio

Laura Fisher (she/they) is a dance artist, producer, and choreographic performance maker based in Glasgow, Scotland. They work across live art, 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 was 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.

They were a recipient of an Unlimited commission award in 2021, for FORGED (in the tender heat of your embrace)  supported by Creative Scotland and the inaugural Dave Toole OBE Bursary Award, setup in his memory to support the next generation of disabled dancers in the UK.

Recently, Laura became the first dance artist in residence with Fruitmarket gallery (Edinburgh), undertaking SPACE/FRAME residency in partnership with Dance Base, responding to Jyll Bradley's installation 'Pardes'.

Laura holds a BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice with Honours of the First Class from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She studied dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and classical ballet at the Dance School of Scotland from 2005-2011. 

image credit: MollyMae Whawell

image credit: MollyMae Whawell

statement

Laura's artistic practice considers space as an artistic and political collaborator across her performance, dramaturgy and producing practices

who occupies it? who can access it? who is visible? 

how you/we experience moving through it?

Their practice is rooted in the expanded field of choreography, with a disability informed and design focussed approach to creating and curating performance.

 

Laura often works site specifically/responsively but the form of their work is varied and often multidisciplinary. She is currently researching choreographic space, audience embodiement and non human movement/relations within expanded dance.

Within her embodied practice, Laura is committed to unlearning ableist notions of dance and de-centring the physically elitist body from the core of dance practice.