Laura Hope Steckler

I am an American performing artist now based in Scotland. I have two invisible disabilities that have profoundly influenced my movement practice. I call my practice 'Body Theatre'. This practice transforms the performance arena through the use of objects, materials and sculptural forms merging with the body. My work evolves from the integration of eastern and western performance practices with devised text and movement. Body Theatre combines ritual, character and performative installation to weave stories from the interior of the body, embodying the archetypal and reflecting deep emotional states. This painterly, minimalistic work is rooted in somatics, theatrical elements, Butoh, yoga and whirling.