Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Dance4 Presents... Intern

This week, we talk to:
Laura Cherry, Dance4 Presents... Intern

Are you from Nottingham? 

No. I’m from London.

What do you think of the creative scene in this city?
Really impressive actually. I like the fact theres not just theatres, theres also Nottingham Contemporary, and other places which are not just designated to one type of art. A lot of galleries and so on. I like how everythings close together, really accessible, not miles apart like some places.

And what brings you to Dance4?
My placement for university. I've travelled all this way as it’s a really good organisation. You touch on all different areas. Especially experimental dance which I love.

Have you enjoyed your time here?
I have. Its been very… inspiring and informative and very nice because everyones lovely. And it really benefits me and my future career because its an insight into the professional world which is nice to have before I leave uni. Everyone should go on placement, a lot of people can just be dreamers in uni...

How many times have you been here?
First time!

How long have you been involved in the Dance sector?
Since I was five. I started doing ballet and modern and disco which was amazing. I joined an amateur theatre company doing musical theatre for a long time, then I started going to contemporary dance youth groups in northants with northantsDance. Then YDE in 2007 and carried doing contemporary. I then moved to London doing a BA in Dance Performance and joined a company, DRA Dance Collective beginning of last year. We're a company who collaborate with fashion designers, musicians and filmmakers to create a company that is for the general public for the purpose of promoting contemporary dance.

What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done this year?
Being a part of DRA. Weve done loads... Glasto, music videos... We do all the admin, marketing and everything. I've learnt a lot from Dance4 regarding that. Especially on how to really go for it.

What you’re favourite tea?
Oh. Green. (!)

When we say Dance, you say…?
4!?

[Linzi: 'We’ve branded her already!']

If you could as us one question, what would it be?
Can you set one a place up in London please??