Laura Dannequin is a French-born Bristol based choreographer / maker / performer working predominantly in & with movement. She makes installation and performance work and is interested in making work that is present, live and raw and explores bodily being in the world: the dancing body, the social body, the diseased and medicated body. Following an injury which resulted in years of chronic pain, she created the performance solo Hardy Animal. Before that she worked as a performer with a wide range of companies including Daghdha(2006-2010), Saburo Teshigawara's Karas, Fabulous Beast and Deborah Hay (SPCP). She works in close collaboration with Dan Canham and is associate director at Still House (Ours was the Fen Country, of Riders and Running Horses) and enjoys working as a creative and choreographic advisor with a growing number of artists.