• Hardy Animal

Laura Dannequin


Hardy Animal is a tender solo that looks at chronic pain and human resilience. A goodbye letter to a former self and an ode to dance.

Concerned with the human body and its failings, Hardy Animal tells of a dancer’s journey into immobility. It retraces a brutal journey of loss, and hope, and looks at our need to create meaning in a baffling world.

After the performance on Saturday 18 November Groundwork Pro will be hosting a meet and greet with Laura in Chapter's theatre foyer. Click here for details about a special ticket deal for the Groundwork Pro network.

'It is entirely excellent, it’s defiant, and angry and sad and funny and beautiful and brave and just so very very good indeed.'
Daniel Kitson

Written, created and performed by Laura Dannequin
Creative advisor: Dan Canham

Created with support from The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Bristol Old Vic Ferment and Theatre Bristol.

About Laura Dannequin

Laura is a Bristol-based performer and choreographer. Alongside performing with and for others, she has developed an artistic practice which manifests itself through performance, installation and print. Laura is also a regular and long-term collaborator to Dan Canham and Still House, most recently working as associate choreographer on Of Riders and Running Horses.