People Of Performance Art #17: Laura Ryder

Laura Ryder is a performance artist and dancer from Derby. I met here originally as she is an enthusiastic performance goer, so I often saw her at Derby Theatre. She is currently developing The Bee Project, which has just got Arts Council funding, so I thought she would be ideal for PoPA

We started our talks in the cafe at Quad, Derby, and the subject of ecology kept arising. That led us to the parks of Derby.

Portrait of Laura Ryder

 

Laura Ryder in an overgrown garden with fork and seeds

 

 

 

Laura Ryder digging in the earth

 

 

Laura Ryder planting seeds

 

 

Laura Ryder with seeds for planting

 

 

Laura Ryder with messy hair in grass filled with buttercups

 

 

Laura Ryder with hair over her face and arms outstretched

 

 

Laura Ryder swinging her hair in a field of buttercups

 

 

 

 

Laura Ryder screaming in a field of buttercups

 

 

Laura Ryder with fists pointing inward