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

 

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People Of Performance Art #16: Rob Gregson

is half of the artistic collective Tin Can People, based in Preston, who’s shows I’ve seen on several occasions. There’s something about Tin Can People that I instantly connected with, a simplicity of visuals, and dramatic text. We decided to do our PoPA somewhere neither of us knew very well, and we picked Sheffield.

The use of a pub or so was decided fairly early on, so we had a nice trip out to The Fat Cat & The Riverside.

Portrait of performance artist Rob Gregson

 

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People Of Performance Art #15: Charlotte Louise Berry

Charlotte Louise Berry is half of the artistic collective Tin Can People, based in Preston, who’s shows I’ve seen on several occasions. For our PoPA, we decided to meet somewhere in between, in Hayfield, Derbyshire where we found Millie’s Tearoom & Chocolatier to talk in.

Our conversation was far reaching, but we didn’t settle on a subject, so we went for a walk round the village. It was on the walk that Charlotte pointed to the mist covered hills, and said “I don’t know what we’re doing, but I want to do it there”. And, so we did.

Portrait of performance artist Charlotte Louise Berry

 

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