On the Couch with Laura Boynes

AAR Wonder Woman Laura Boynes - photo by Emma FishwickWho is Laura Boynes?
An independent dance artist, performer, choreographer, movement director and educator based in Perth. The black sheep from a long line of visual artists, wife of musician Tristen Parr, care giver and explorer.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would like to plant more trees in our neighborhood – you can never have too many trees!

Who inspires you and why?
I am constantly inspired by the talented people surrounding me in the arts industry. It’s an incredible life style but can be a really difficult career path, so sticking it out deserves a medal in itself.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
I like to think that the regular work I do at DADAA in Fremantle mentoring and facilitating artists with disabilities to create their own work makes a difference.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Portugal! I recently went on my honeymoon – the people, the food and the beautiful tiled buildings filling the streets were fantastic.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
For a sunset drink and swim at City Beach, there’s nothing more magical than watching the sun disappear into the ocean.

What are you currently reading?
The Moth, All These Wonders, short stories about facing the unknown.

What are you currently listening to?
A Podcast called Heavyweight by Jonathan Goldstein

Happiness is?
The smell of rain, brilliant clouds, meals with family and friends.

What does the future hold for you?
I am currently in rehearsal for my first solo show titled Wonder Woman. I have commissioned two NSW choreographers to collaborate with me, Adelina Larsson and Julie-Anne Long and we are in the final stages of creating an exciting new about female gender issues. All going well the future might see a tour of Wonder Woman to the east and beyond next year!

Laura will perform her solo show Wonder Woman in the Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of Western Australia from 28 – 31 August 2019. For more information, visit: www.laura-boynes.com for details.

Image: Laura Boynes – photo by Emma Fishwick