Laurie Young is a Berlin-based Canadian choreographer and dancer interested in the embodiment of unauthorized histories and their representations. She was a founding member of Sasha Waltz and Guests and a former ensemble member of Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin. Laurie’s own choreographies include the installation performance Natural Habitat (2011) created at the Naturkundemuseum Berlin and Korinna und Jörg (2015), which traces the last 25 years of dance history in Berlin through the eyes of two East Berlin dance fans.. In collaboration with anthropologist Susanne Schmitt, the project How to Not be a Stuffed Animal creates audio guides for Natural History Museums, which brings together choreography and sensory ethnography to question multispecies belongings and colonial histories. Laurie and choreographer/dancer Justine A. Chambers together they have been named Visiting Dance Artist at the National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada), on the unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation.
As of May 2019