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.
Location:
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)
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.verticaldancekatelawrence.com
Twitter @username:
katelawrence@verticalkate

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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…

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Posted on October 5, 2016 at 22:42

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…

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Posted on May 23, 2015 at 17:56 — 3 Comments

Moving Rocks Day 5

Photo: Ray Wood

Artistic interpretation of quarry workers lunch break. .. …

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Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:35 — 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.  …

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Posted on May 21, 2015 at 21:36

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At 20:57 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 11:55 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 11:59 on September 27, 2014, Lindsey Colbourne said…

Sounds good to me!

At 16:36 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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