Photo by Wild City Media

Photo by Wild City Media

Laura Lippert presents her audience with a beautiful mélange of both traditional and contemporary technique and movement.  Her innovative style is pervasive throughout her acts; whether they are performed using her custom-designed and fabricated chair apparatus, or through her mastery of the rare art of hair hanging.  Laura’s drive to seek out and master such a unique skill such as hanging by one’s hair is characteristic of her passion for pushing herself to explore the new and unusual, while keeping a firm basis in the traditions of her trade.  The power and grace with which she navigates her many astonishing abilities is exceptional, and clearly the result of a solid foundation in dance, performance and collaborative experience.  She is truly a masterful, amicable and generous performer; an uncommon talent who’s rapturous work must simply be experienced to be properly communicated. She grew up just outside St. Louis, MO amongst trees and an older sister.  As a youth, she played many sports, but dance and gymnastics took turns being her main focus.  After graduating from a performing arts high school with a dance major, she started learning flying trapeze under the Flying Cortez while going to trade school for welding.  She then moved to Chicago to go to school for interior architecture, which, after a year, realized she was not made to be in an office all day.  This realization aided in the decision to drop out of school and move to France as an au pair to learn French.  On her return in 2007, she started to take aerial arts/circus more seriously as she had dabbled in it since graduating high school and took classes at Aloft Circus Arts in Chicago under the teaching of Shayna Swanson.  In 2010, Laura learned the art of hair hanging from Christopher Lemon and received the CAAP Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs to build her new apparatus, the aerial chair.  She began her chair creation in Sweden in the spring of 2011 working with aerial and acrobatic coach Christian “Vippen” Vilppola.  After a season with Circus Flora in 2012, Laura traveled to Montreal to train with coaches Rachel Walker, Victor Fomine and Yury Bozyan.    

Currently, Laura is proud to be a part of the show “Gynoïdes” in Stockholm, Sweden. A show about women in circus directed by Marie-Andrée Robitaille. Premieres 6 January 2016 and playing until 24 January at Orionteatern.
www.cirkusperspektiv.se
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Afterward, Wide Laude is excited to be performing in the 2016 season of Broadway Variete in Switzerland.
www.broadway-variete.ch