co-director of Exit Map
dance and performance artist, teacher and choreographer
Laura choses improvisation and performance as the format to observe change and provide tools to integrate an embodiment that shapes social and environmental connectivity. She initiates collective processes via Exit Map that install a fluid and sensitive connectivity between self and other. Together with Exit Map she produces work and events that people can participate in and witness. The shedding of boundaries of self and other and the integration of performance and practice as part of everyday life are recurring themes. Projects are brought to life in close dialogue with other cross-disciplinary artists to further and inspire collective ownership. These are defined by processes and dialogues; the product being ourselves changing.
I attend regularly to what moves me with the Shared Practice so as to understand why and how movement happens. That understanding is articulated in the various channels performance offers; teaching, conversations, performance making as well as performing. I perceive the virtuosity of dance to be a matter of awareness and articulation. Both, physically and verbally, technique can manifest because we inquire, revisit and manifest. I suspend myself between the experiential and the objective. My aim is to understand movement in order to empower others- people from all walks of life – and to fuel connections. Movement doesn’t stop where our bodies end. Being resident at The Green Community Centre with both the Shared Practice and its extension, Exit Map embarks on creating community events where personal research exists within the context of a society and place to shape pathways towards an intelligent and sensitive human and environmental ecology.