Kate Lawrence
  • Female
  • Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales
  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
Performer, choreographer, teacher of performance and dance, vertical/aerial dance
A little more about me:
I work part-time as a lecturer in performance at Bangor University and I am a freelance dance artist specialising in vertical dance, using the equipment of rock climbing to suspend dancers above the ground.
North Wales
Projects I’m working on:
Llechi with 9Bach, inspired by the slate quarrymen of North Wales

Wales Lab project 'Moving Rocks' exploring back pick up harness movement in the mountains of Snowdonia - May 2015

Pobl Dre: Vertical dance inspired by the work of North Wales artist Luned Rhys Parri, Performances at Galeri Caernarfon 10/11 April 2015

Gwymon (seaweed) inspired by the writing of Eluned Morgan. performances at Wales Dance Platform (tbc) and Galeri Caernarfon (July 25 2015)
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Moving Rocks film

We have a film of our project, which seems such a long time ago now.  The film was made by climbing film-maker Ray Wood,click below to see it:

Moving Rocks film

Since the project I have worked on the dance sections of Lle/chi with Bethesda-based band 9Bach Lleuwen Steffan, the Penrhyn quarry choir and many others which was performed at Pontio on 19th April 2016.  This was an amazing experience…


Posted on October 5, 2016 at 11:42

Moving Rocks - inspiration

Just wanted to acknowledge one of my main inspirations for Moving Rocks, the 2000 work by Slovenian choreographer Iztok Kovac, Dom Svobode.  Here is a link to a clip of the film:

Dom Svobode

I've been pondering over the feedback I got from the lovely audience yesterday, and the question of sound keeps coming back to me.  How different the sounds would have been in an operational quarry.  The sounds I heard…


Posted on May 23, 2015 at 6:56 — 3 Comments

Moving Rocks Day 5

Photo: Ray Wood

Artistic interpretation of quarry workers lunch break. .. 

Photo: Ray Wood

The real lunch break.  Wet, wet, wet...  Despina and Cat hanging out having lunch before the…


Posted on May 22, 2015 at 22:35 — 2 Comments

Moving Rocks Day 4

Well I didn't manage to blog yesterday.  But we had a fantastic day today.  The sun was out, the wind dropped and we had costumes and our new, simplified structure of descent worked a treat.  The dancers have really started to get to grips with the complex task of descending a rock face facing downwards, taking on the feel of quarry workers and dancing!  Here are a couple of nice images from Ray Wood of the work we did today.  …


Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:36

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At 9:57 on May 13, 2015, Heloise Godfrey-Talbot said…

Hi Kate - you're excused it's far away! Such exciting things happening all around Wales!

At 0:55 on January 31, 2015, Jane Lloyd Francis said…

Hi Kate,

Just quietly chipping away, talking to people and researching  will let you know as soon as I have something positive to tell you. Would love to take you up on the invitation to watch you train - maybe in March? 

At 0:59 on September 27, 2014, Lindsey Colbourne said…

Sounds good to me!

At 5:36 on September 25, 2014, Lindsey Colbourne said…

Hi Kate, thank you for your kind comments! Yes, I'd love to meet up - always like an excuse to go to the Vaynol!


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