CDF: Hardy Animal

Friday 17 November - Saturday 18 November


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CDF: 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.

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.


Tickets: £14/£12/£10/(£7 half price for those under 26)

Running time: approx. 45 mins


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