Performer / Maker / Practitioner

performer / maker / practitioner

Lara Ward is a performer, maker, practitioner and emerging movement director from Wales.

Lara has toured theatre extensively as a performer with award winning Earthfall Dance, and in site-located works, with Light, Ladd and Emberton, National Theatre Wales, Caroline Sabin, Javier de Frutos, Beth Powlesland and Run Ragged.

Lara works in devising, improvisation, response to place, site locative productions, installation performance, movement direction, physicalising script and use of voice. Lara has an ongoing interdisciplinary collaboration with Bristol based Laura Moy, exploring resizing, reframing, balance, growth.

2017 productions included Jo Fong’s Ways of Being Together for Cardiff Dance Festival and Hull City of Culture, movement direction for local cast performing in RAFT for Gwyn Emberton Dance and site located Croesi Traeth in Harlech for Gregynog Festival, with Light Ladd and Emberton.

2018 has been a year for redeveloping and touring Live Action Cartoon, Gary & Pel’s Car Crash Wedding for Coreo Cymru and Bombastic and R & D for Gravida Project, The Republic of the Imagination at Chapter. Lara also played Mysterious Maude, for Caroline Sabin’s sold out Halloween run of shows at Cardiff’s Insole Court.