Laura Holway is a Minneapolis-based artist working with movement, text, and participation. Her choreography has been presented throughout the Twin Cities as part of the Minnesota Dance Film Project, the Soap Factory's Artery 24, the Red Eye Theater's New Works: 4 Weeks Festival, John Mungar's Rabbit Show, 9x22 Dance/Lab, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dances Made to Order, Kinetic Kitchen, and the Erratics at Patrick's Cabaret. This work has been generously supported by the Red Eye Theater (Works-in-Progress + Isolated Act programs), St. Olaf College (Anna K. Bonde Memorial Alumni Grant), the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council.
As a curator, Holway produced over 70 programs as part of the Walker Art Center's social practice experiment Open Field (2005). She also co-produces a living room performances series in tandem with video artist Ben McGinley under the name Small Art.
Recent projects include You Bring the Party, an immersive performance for the brokenhearted, and direction for the new multidisciplinary work BLUEPRINT (SunsetGun Productions).
I am an artist working with dance, text and participation as ways of investigating connection & universal loneliness. Humans are strange, fascinating, and full of paradox. This is what I keep exploring.
I'm excited about the body and how it holds and translates our experiences. I'm energized by an ever-evolving process and deep collaborations; I've created performance works with director Steve Busa, playwrights Rachel Jendrzejewski and Kevin Kautzman, composers Mike Hallenbeck, Kristof Marden and Eric Mayson, video producer Ben McGinley, actor Candy Simmons, and dozens of eager performers from every kind of artistic and non-artistic background.