Laura Bradshaw works is part time Lecturer in Contemporary Performance with responsibility for the Embodiment and Wellbeing strand of the programme. Laura teaches across all years of CPP with a focus on mentoring student work and facilitating somatic movement classes.
Laura makes collaborative performance work under the name Scrimshaw Projects. The work of Scrimshaw Projects takes multiple forms and foregrounds the lived experience of the body. Collaborations have included work with older adults in hospitals, with patients in hospice settings, performance in theatres, and performance-research into care and interdependence . Collaborators include; Murray Wason (artist and filmmaker), Steven Anderson (visual artist), Tashi Gore (Glas(s) Performance), Rachel Drazek (movement director), Students from Contemporary Performance Practice, patients at Royal Alexandria Hospital and The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Paul Michael Henry (artist), Laura Gonzalez (Performer and Researcher) and her 2 young children.
Laura also works as a performer and collaborator with Fish and Game, Uninvited Guests, Superfan Performance and most regularly with Nic Green on the award-winning performances Trilogy and Cock and Bull.
Laura is a graduate of the RCS with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Theatre Practice and holds an MA in Dance and Somatic Well-being from the University of Central Lancashire.