Laura Boynes, Wonder Woman, 2016, Photographer: Matt Cornell

Laura Boynes with Julie-Anne Long and Adelina Larsson

Laura Boynes is an independent artist working with dance and choreography in an expanded field. To date Laura's work explores social, political and environmental concepts for theatre, gallery and site specific spaces, she uses performance as a tool to inspire critical thought and reflection on the contemporary world.

Collaboration is an integral part of these creations through the integration of live sound, installation, and visuals. As a dancer, Laura has performed nationally and internationally in dance, theatre, experimental music, site-specific and opera works. From 2009-2013 Laura performed for Buzz Dance Theatre. In 2013 she acted as Artistic Associate alongside Artistic Director Cadi McCarthy choreographing and co-directing Look the Other Way, Winner of the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance.

Laura has choreographed multiple short and full-length works and co-directed large commissions for dance companies such as LINK Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, CO:3 and the WA Academy of Performing Arts. In late 2016 Laura premiered new work dark matter with multidisciplinary collective PRAXIS and Performing Linwa WA at the 2016 MOVEME Festival. Dark Matter was recently shortlisted for a 2017 Australian Dance Award for Independent Dance.

Laura will be using her time at Bundanon to work on her solo commission project, Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman is a response to contemporary female gender issues past and present. It is a physical provocation that does not adhere to a single feminist ideology but presents a platform for multiple voices to be heard.

Choreographers Julie-Anne Long and Adelina Larsson will be creating short works on Laura to be performed in a double bill in 2018.