Dance: Laura Cantliff

I photographed dancer Laura in Anchor Church, Derbyshire. It was freezing that day. She didn’t complain once. Here she introduces herself:

Hello! My name is Laura and I’m currently studying Dance BA (Hons) for my 3rd year at De Montfort University. I love unusual and beautiful art, and eating nutella out of the jar. Dancing has always been my favourite thing to do; as a hyperactive 10 year old, I started classes as something to do with all of my crazy, other than climbing trees. 10 years later I was lucky enough to be invited to DanceEast’s Young Rural Retreat for future dance industry leaders, a place where I decided that dance was where I needed to be. My current studies in contemporary dance allow me to develop my creativity and knowledge of interdisciplinary performance and dance. Through my practice I hope to explore my interest in feminism and politics, in particular, how activism works within the arts industry. Most of all, I like taking risks, being weird, and improvising to The Kinks!

Laura dancing in a cave in Derbyshire

 

 

Black & white photo of Laura dancing at the cave entrance

 

 

Photo of Laura dancing at Anchor Church Derbyshire

 

 

Black & white photo of Laura dancing in a cave

 

 

Dancing Laura curving back at the cave entrance

 

 

Black & white photo of Laura dancing at Anchor Church entrance

 

 

Dancing Laura twisting her body in the cave

 

 

Laura making a shape with her arms at the cave entrance

 

 

Laura dancing