Biography & Statement
Laura Hicks (1979) is a Canadian dance artist living in Frankfurt am Main, working in performance, choreography, and education.
Her choreographic practice is an exploration of kinaesthetic states, affects and intensities that are explored through improvisation.
She is inspired by connections and inconsistencies, liveliness and complexity of meaning and humour. She creates work independently and also as part of the collaborative duos Hicks&Bühler, and Hicks and Reynolds.
As a teacher her work is infused by a study of anatomical principals, biomechanics and Somatics and long study and practice of improvisation and contact improvisation.
She was recently a temporary professor of Scenic Body work at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts where she continues to teach as a guest lecturer in the Dance Department for Applied Anatomy for Dancers, and Contact Improvisation. She holds a masters in Contemporary Dance Education (MACoDE) and a Bachelor’s in International Development Studies and Comparative Politics.
To imagine Laura Hicks’ choreographic practice is to imagine a deep immersion into kinesthetic states and affects that are explored through improvisation. Her work is full of connections and inconsistencies, vitality, and complexity of meaning and humor. As an independent artist and part of the collaborative duos Hicks&Bühler and Hicks and Reynolds, Hicks always seeks new forms of expression to explore movement and its relationship with the body and surrounding space.
Additionally, as a teacher, her practice is infused with a study of anatomical and biomechanical principles, somatics, and improvisation, and she has a great passion for sharing this knowledge with other dancers. Through her work as a professor of Scenic Body work at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, and as a guest lecturer in the Dance Department for Applied Anatomy for Dancers and Contact Improvisation, Hicks promotes a deeper understanding of movement and the body in the context of contemporary dance.
With a master’s degree in Contemporary Dance Education (MACoDE) and a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies and Comparative Politics, Hicks is a complete artist and a committed teacher who makes a great effort to share her passion and knowledge with other people interested in dance.