DBiC: Vertical Dance- Kate Lawrence

Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros (Artist), Antony Weir (Photographer)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media


Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (http://www.verticaldancekatelawrence....) was part of the Dancing Bodies in Coventry Project (https://dancingbodiesincoventry.com/). This film captures Kate Lawrence visiting and experiencing the city of Coventry for the first time, and she explores the city centre via her vertical dance eyes.

Vertical dance is an exciting, emerging form of dance that typically uses rock climbing equipment (ropes, harnesses and abseil devices) to suspend dancers off the ground on a range of vertical surfaces. It takes place in a variety of locations, from theatres and their foyers to the outside of buildings and rock faces. Vertical Dance Kate Lawrence (VDKL) are one of a limited, but growing number of companies worldwide specialising in this new dance genre. Artistic Director, Kate Lawrence has 30 years experience as a dance artist and 15 years specialising in Vertical Dance. The company was constituted in December 2014 for the promotion of arts activities and builds on Kate’s collaboration with rigger Simon Edwards. We are proud to live and work in North Wales and are strongly committed to working with local people.

Part of the Dancing Bodies in Coventry is a Coventry City of Culture 2021 funded project that was led by researchers from Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research (C- DaRE). Dancing Bodies in Coventry is a multimedia project that will document the legacy of dance in the city of Coventry. The project aims to make films, podcasts, and visual banners, all shared at a public projections throughout the city of Coventry. The films sit online at the DBiC website.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherReelMaster Productions
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2019


  • Dance
  • Archives
  • Coventry
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage


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