Laura Hope Steckler | This River

Laura Hope Steckler | This River

Monday 7 - 11 November & Monday 28 November - 2 December

Image Credit: Ruth Barrie

“Here is an amazement—once I was twenty years old and in every motion of my body there was a delicious ease, and in every motion of the green earth there was a hint of paradise, and now I am sixty years old, and it is the same.” ― Mary Oliver, West Wind: Poems and Prose Poems This River is a new interdisciplinary solo performance piece about the journey of aging; the joys, sorrows and surprises therein, based on her original poem of the same name. It synthesizes original text, movement and sound. In this residency Laura will be adding a video backdrop by Ruth Barrie, and further developing the choreography and sound material. Laura has several invisible disabilities that have impacted her ability to dance. She was told by a doctor that she was ‘over the hill’ at 28. She has always felt that she HAD TO DANCE! Now aged 70, she feels she is moving better than ever!

Supported by Creative Scotland

Laura Steckler: Lead artist
Ruth Barrie: Videographer
Stephanie Arsoska: Facilitator
Angus Balbernie: Director
Debbie Allan: Feedback session leader

Work-in-Progress Sharing

Friday 2 December | 15:00 – 16:30 | Free | BOOK HERE

Laura will present a film later in our Autumn term following her residency in November. This will be followed by a feedback session led by Debbie Allan. Please note the piece is not suitable for young children.

Facebook: @LauraSteckler

Supported through our Artist Residency Programme