Hardy Animal by Laura Dannequin
A tender solo that looks at chronic pain and human resilience, Hardy Animal is a goodbye letter to a former self and an ode to dance.
Concerned with the human body and its failings, it tells of a dancer’s journey into immobility. Interweaving text and movement, it retraces a brutal journey of loss, and hope, and looks at our need to create meaning in a baffling world.
“It is entirely excellent, it is 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 and informed in part by interviews with University of Bristol researchers with expertise in pain.
The venue has ramped access and wide aisled toilet at the front of the building. There is also a hearing induction loop installed. If you require the hearing induction loop please email us at least one week in advance of the event to let us know.
Note that there will be photography and filming taking place at the event. If you would prefer not to be filmed or featured in any of this material please let us know. We will also contact you after the event to ask for feedback. If you are not happy to be contacted let us know and we will remove you from the list.
The venue has a licensed bar and street food will be available.
St Paul’s Church is located on Portland Square, a stones throw from Cabot Circus shopping centre and Stokes Croft. There is plenty of metered parking around the venue and a NCP car park a 5-10 minute walk away
This project is a collaboration between the Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, the Life of Breath project and the Public Engagement team at the University of Bristol and is made possible through the generous support of the Wellcome Trust.