Strange Loops (2019)
Making Impressions and other failures (2018)
Der Klumpen (2018)
Reaching Towards... (2017)
Nosh and Stammer (2011)
Dritter Raum (2022)

Nosh and Stammer

Happy to be of service, gushing hospitality, willing servitude, hunger mixes with desire ... Nosh explores the mundane and sometimes dramatic world of performing service.

Premiere: 2011 Dancing on the Edge Festival, Vancouver, Canada
Length: 40 Minutes
Concept and Direction: Laura Hicks
Choreography: Laura Hicks with Caroline Farquhar and Anne Cooper
Dancers: Caroline Farquhar, Anne Cooper, and Laura Hicks
Sound (live): Rachel Wadham
Lighting Design: James Maxwell
Voice / Physical Theatre Coach: Tanya Marquhardt
Fight Coach: David Bloom
Outside Eye: Daelik Hackenbrook

Created with the generous support of the The Scotiabank Dance Centre Artist in Residency Program, and financial assistance from The BC Arts Council and The Canada Council for the Arts.

Nosh and Stammer Excerpt from Laura Hicks on Vimeo.


Reaching towards...

The Performance
Drawn to an intensity that lurks under the surface of every encounter, Reaching towards... looks at the space of relation between body, sound, and surface.

Angetrieben von Intensität, die unter der Oberfläche jeder Art von Beziehung versteckt ist, legt "Reaching towards..." den Fokus auf den Raum der durch die Beziehung zwischen Körper, Geräusch und Oberfläche entsteht.

Premiere: Gallus Theater, Frankfurt am Main, April 2017
Length: 40 Minutes
Concept and Performance: Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler
Sound Design: Alex Hadjiev
Set Design: Till Korfhage
Light Design: Camilla Vetters

Photography: Mili November

Produktion: Hicks&Bühler. Unterstützt durch: Gallus Theater im Rahmen der Junge Choreographisches Positionen Frankfurt, Hessische Theaterakademie, ID Frankfurt und The Frankfurt LAB. Gefördert durch: Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main und das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

Reaching Towards... from Laura Hicks on Vimeo.


Der Klumpen

Piling, nesting, thumping, clumping, and lumping, the "Clump" is both thing and human. It is the emergence of the individual from the crowd, the delight of disorientation and the challenge of collaboration. This organization of bodies is a real time situation of struggle, of interaction, and of literally finding one's feet.

Anhäufende, stapelnde, nistende, gruppierende, verknüpfte Körper: der Klumpen ist die
Entstehung des Individuums aus der Masse, die Freude der Desorientierung und
die Herausforderung der Kollaboration. Eine Organisation von Körpern die sich
in der Auseinandersetzung mit der Aufgabe des "körperlichen Zusammenbleibens"
in harmonischen, jedoch auch körperlich anstrengenden, verwirrenden und
konflikt reizenden Zuständen findet.

Concept, Choreography, Set, and Direction: Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler
Dance: Patricia Gimeno, Veronica Garzon, Ilana Reynolds, Hannah Shakti Bühler and Laura Hicks.
Sound: Baly Nguyen
Light: Camilla Vetters
Photography: Milli November

Die Veranstaltung wurde durch Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Hessische Theaterakademie, Frankfurt LAB, ID_Frankfurt, Mousonturm und Tanzplattform Rhein-Main ermöglicht.

Der Klumpen Official Trailer from Laura Hicks on Vimeo.


Making Impressions and Other Failures

Making Impressions and Other Failures is a duet of misplaced gestures in a failed attempt to connect. With humor, awkwardness and slight extremes, the work looks at two performers who are fed by surges of energy and an inability to inhibit impulses. An ecstatic sense of character and idiosyncratic gesture set them apart, creating distance while also exposing a strange sense of vulnerability. "Making Impressions and Other Failures" ist ein Duett, das sich mit ekstatischen und eigenartigen Gesten beschaäftigt als einer bizarren Art sich in Bezug zu einer anderen Person zu verhalten oder einen Eindruck zu hinterlassen, waährend man tiefere Schichten seiner selbst preisgibt.

Premiere October 19, 20 and 24th,
Landungsbrücken Theater, Frankfurt am Main

Choreography, Concept and Performance: Laura Hicks and Ilana Reynolds
Outside Eye: Douglas Bateman
Lighting Design: Gregor Knuppel
Peacock: Ewelina Zielonka

Supported by: Landungsbrücken Theater Frankfurt, ID Frankfurt, Mousonturm, Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
Financially Supported by: Stadt Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main

Quote from an audience member after the show: "I have never laughed so much at a Contemporary Dance Performance!"

Making Impressions Official Trailer from Laura Hicks on Vimeo.


Dritter Raum

Vitality, connectedness, and being in and with the world. That’s what’s important right? Third place is a performance that invites social relevancy. Feel welcome. Relax, into being with others. Together we can create something.Together we can be alive to the world and the world is alive to us.

Premiere 20:00, April 7, 8 and 9th,2022
Landungsbrücken, Frankfurt am Main

Concept: Laura Hicks
Performance: Caterina Mocciola, Mathilde Monfreux, Bryce Kasson, Andrew Wass, Alex Zampini, and Laura Hicks
Dramaturgie/ Outside Eye: Martin Nachbar
Lighting Design: Gregor Knüppel
Sound Design and Performance: Alex Zampini

Production supported by: Z Zentrum, ID Frankfurt and Landungsbrücken. With public funds from: Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, and Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

Strange Loops

In "Strange Loops", the performers create a space that brings people and seemingly contradictory cultural experiences together. The artists are particularly interested in the different intensities, exuberant energies, harmonies and disharmonies, sense and nonsense, that arise from this encounter. Created through the desire to bring together unlikely cohorts (techno and yodeling), while also brining together artists of different disciplines (two singers, two dancers, a dj and a lighting designer.) The work invites the audience into a space that resembles a techno club. The performance is as much about the interaction between the audience members and the space as it is about the performers.

Premiere November 5, 6 and 7th,2019
Künstler Haus Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main

Choreography, Concept and Performance: Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler
Performance: Johanna Milz, Liese Lyon, Laura Hicks and Hannah Shakti Bühler
Lighting Design: Zina Matheke
Sound Design and Performance: Jana Sotzko

Produktion: Hicks&Bühler. Unterstützt durch: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm und Hessisches Staatsballett im Rahmen der Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Gefördert durch: Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main.