Choreography and Performance

With over a decade of experience setting choreography on both professional and non-professional dancers, Laura frequently works as a collaborator on multi-disciplinary choreographic projects. Get in touch if you are looking for collaboration on dance-making, interpretation, choreography, dance dramaturgy, or a consultation on your developing work.

2017/2018 collaboration highlights:

Dance Dramaturg: Daisy Thompson’s Hug

Choreographer: Candice Roberts’ Get Lucky

Dance Dramaturg: Henry Daniels’ Nomadas

Dancer Collaborator: Matthew O’Donnell’s Generative Patch for Human Musicians

In 2009 Laura co-founded Luciterra Dance Society, which she co-directed until 2017 alongside Gillian Cofsky, Amber Eastman, and Naomi Gallagher.

With an emphasis on glamour and spectacle, Luciterra’s work emerged out of the counterculture electronic music cabaret of East Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Their signature high-energy shows used mechanical robotic movement with sweeping lyrical lines to render music visible; a vocabulary the Edmonton Journal described as “a new dialect of human movement.” The company performed and taught at events in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Portland, Toronto, and Seattle, were featured in the National Post, the Vancouver Sun, the Metro News, the Vancouver Courier, and multiple features with Shaw and CBC Television. Luciterra’s 2016 full length work (i·m)position was shown 17 times at 4 festivals, and received 5-star reviews from the Edmonton Journal and Global News.

Learn more about Luciterra’s award winning show, (i·m)position.

Background

Luciterra Performance Highlights

rEvolver Festival, 4 show run, Cultch Historic Theatre (Vancouver), May 2017

Hotel Vancouver Pacific Ballroom (Vancouver),  NYE 2016

Fringe Festival Victoria, 5 show run, Metro Studio Theatre, August 2016

Fringe Festival Edmonton, 6 show run, Westbury Theatre, August 2016

Vancouver Art Gallery FUSE, July 2016

Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Instruments Beyond Borders Benefit Concert May 2016

PAL Theatre Get Your Art On, Vancouver-West End MLA Annual Gala April 2016

BassCoast Festival (Squamish/Merritt, BC): 2009-2016

Performance Works New Works All Over the Map Showcase (Vancouver) August 2015

Vancouver International Burlesque Festival: 2011-2015

Atmosphere Gathering (Vancouver Island, BC): 2015

Raino Dance (Victoria, BC) Residency and Showcase July 2014

Massive Spectacular (Las Vegas): 2014

MadSkillz! Circus Festival (Vancouver): 2011-2014

Shambhala Music Festival (Salmo, BC): 2010-2014

Seattle Centre Folklife (Seattle): 2012-2013

Big Time Out (Vancouver Island, BC): 2010-2012

Cultch Historic Theatre (Vancouver) Festival Mosaic October 2011

Live at Squamish (Squamish, BC): 2011