Laura Gonzalez



Performed at Tramway 5–10 March 2014


Laura Gonzalez from Janice Parker Projects on Vimeo.

The Company

Glory invited people living in and around Glasgow who have a connection to a Commonwealth country. In January 2014, a group with varied performance experience, from all ages, abilities and backgrounds came together to work with Artistic Director and Choreographer Janice Parker to develop each individuals movement potential and shape this into a brand new performance event.

Glory questions who and what is considered elite, drawing on the rigour and discipline of athletes as well as the individuality and creativity of each performer. Inspired by the Athletes Village, Layzell’s design reveals glimpses into the rituals of performance. Immersing you in the beauty and power of human dedication and movement in all its glorious diversity. Glory is a celebration of who can dance and of what dance can be.

Rona Alexander, Rachel Amey, Kenneth Barclay, Jessica Bennett Eves, Kelly Chung, Margaret Anne Dale, Meray Diner, Laura Fisher, Joy Fleming, Paria Moazemi Goodarzi, Laura Gonzalez, Alan Greig, Asifa Hafiz, Alexandra Hall, Rosemary James, Jean Kane, Jeanne Kambabazi, Peter Lannon, Liz Lumsden, Emmie McKay, Vicky McMillan, Kerry McLaughlin, Michelle Montgomery Master, Teddy Nabwire, Kirsty Nicolson, Paul Nicolson, Evlis Nweke, Erwin Orduz, Bel Pye, Thulani Rachia, Julie Riddell, Craig Simpson, Kim Simpson, Dilraj Sokhi, Muna Sultan, Nattaporn Vuttipetch.

Choreographed and Directed by Janice Parker
Designed and co-directed by Richard Layzell
Assistant Director – Nadia Iftkhar
Music Composed by Michael John McCarthy
Lighting Design by Pete Ayres
Video Design by Martin Clark
Producer – Margaret Anne O’Donnell
Assistant Producer – Viviane Hullin
Stage Manager – Fiona Johnston
Deputy Stage Manager – Barry Forde
Stage Technician -Malcolm Rogan
Costume Supervisor – Rachael Low
Joinery Consultant – Richard Hicks
Project Associate – Cat Tyre
Front of House Volunteers – Hector Brown, Daisy Douglas, Stephanie Hunter, Clare Morris and William Stringer
Press and Marketing – Wendy Niblock and Vicky Wilson

This is what I thought of the experience:
Glory and compassion
Glory and gratitude

Press reviews

The List, 25 February 2014
Herald, 27 February 2014
Skinny, 27 February 2014
Scotsman, 1 March 2014
Scotsman, 07 March 2014
Herald, 10 March 2014

Audience reactions


Programme front Programme back Pearce institute Pearce 3 Pearce 2 Dressing room door dressing room 1 Janice and Nadia Tramway 4 Muna 1656275_10152301410702008_79912319_n After show After show 2 Group

Image credits: Kelly Chung and Janice Parker Projects

About Me

I am an artist and writer. My recent practice performance, film, dance, photography and text, and my work has been performed, exhibited and published in many venues in Europe and the US. I have spoken at numerous conferences and events, including the Museum for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, College Arts Association and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. When I am not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with my camera or creating performance works as part of my Athenaeum Research Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I teach postgraduate students at Transart Institute.

I am currently immersed in an interdisciplinary project exploring knowledge and the body of the hysteric. In 2013, together with Child and Adolescent Mental Health practitioner Frances Davies, I co-edited the book ‘Madness, Women and the Power of Art’, to which I contributed a work authored with Eleanor Bowen. My book ‘Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces’ was published by Cambridge Scholars in 2016. In this text, investigates psychoanalytic approaches to making and understanding objects of seduction, including an examination of parallels between artistic and analytic practices, a study of Manolo Blahnik’s shoes as objects of desire, a disturbing encounter with Marcel Duchamp’s last work, and the creation of a psychoanalytically inspired Discourse of the Artefact, a framework enabling the circulation of questions and answers through a relational approach to artworks.