Author: laraward

EARTHFALL

EARTHFALL

Lara has devised, performed and toured UK Theatres with Earthfall since 2008, with yearly productions; Gravitas (2008/2009), GiG (2209/2010), The Factory (2010/2011) and Chelsea Hotel (2013). In Autumn 2011 and Spring 2012 Lara took a break from performing and toured with Earthfall’s performers, At Swim […]

MOVING FRAMES

MOVING FRAMES

Moving Frames is a dance and film collaboration between Lisa Spaull and Mediapod. Lara joined the process in February 2013, treat performing alongside Lisa for the fourth Moving Frames short film. The process of filming uses a series of improvisational rules, prostate which also include […]

CHLOE LOFTUS DANCE

CHLOE LOFTUS DANCE

A choreographic research and development project at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, culminating in a photographic collaboration with welsh Photographer Keith Morris at Tanybwlch Beach, Aberystwyth.

Chloe Loftus, Associate Artist at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, with Lara Ward.

www.chloeloftus.co.uk

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KEEP OFF THE GRASS

KEEP OFF THE GRASS

The vision of Choreographer and Visual Artist Beth Powlesland, Built to Last – an exploration of movement and sound – was first created in 2011, within a framed installation of melting frozen paint balls. Choreographically Lara explored mark making and worked with memories of childhood […]

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES / CONSTANZA MACRAS

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES / CONSTANZA MACRAS

Branches: The Nature of Crisis, the 22nd production by National Theatre Wales, took place in the ancient woodlands of Wepre Park, Flintshire, North Wales. Directed by Argentinian Choreographer and Artistic Director of DorkyPark, Constanza Macras. In addition to the promenade performance, which ran from September […]

KITSCH & SYNC COLLECTIVE

KITSCH & SYNC COLLECTIVE

Adain Avion, is a mobile arts space created from the fuselage of a DC9 Aeroplane.  Adain Avion is Wales’s Artists taking the lead commission led by Marc Rees and funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales, which was included in the London 2012 Festival and part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

During July and August 2012, the plane nested each week in Ebbw Vale, Swansea, Llandudno and Llandow, with a multitude of performances taking place in and around the plane and towns.

Lara joined Kitsch & Sync Collective for daily promenade performances around Llandudno’s town and Pier, styled as retro Air Hostesses along with their Captain Marc Rees.

AAA Troupe on Llandudno Pier
Photo Tess Ward

 

WILLI DORNER

WILLI DORNER

Willi Dorner was commissioned by Marc Rees to produce Bodies in Urban Spaces, for Adain Avion, which also coincided with Swansea Dance Days, as part of Wales’ Cultural Olympiad Celebrations in June 2012. Lara was one of the 20 performers forming sculptures throughout the city, […]

SEAN TUAN JOHN

SEAN TUAN JOHN

The Sinister Sean Tuan John, one of three choreographers commissioned by Coreo Cymru to choreograph a short dance film in 360º, for Dance Dome trilogy, Submergence 2012. Filming took place in a candlelit graveyard in the early hours of the morning and in a green […]

TANJA RAMAN

TANJA RAMAN

choreo5
Photo: John Collingswood

Choreographer, Dance Scientist and Sacro-Cranial Therapist Tanja Råman, designed a pilot training programme for her dancers to improve strength, power, stamina and mental preparation, prior to a choreographic period of work.

In 2011 Lara took part in choreo5, as one of five dancers, on a three month body of research. The preparatory programme involved running, circuit training, balancing (proprioception), microStretching (c), meditation, visualisation exercises, Sacro-cranial treatments, improvisation workshops and regular blogging about the experience. This was followed by a month long choreographic research period and a continuation of the training sessions.

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Photo: John Collingswood

For further information on Tanja Raman’s Company go to www.taikabox.com

CAROLINE SABIN

CAROLINE SABIN

Dance/visual artist Caroline Sabin’s work LifeDeathLife, combined three years of Caroline’s own work and writing on developments in science, ranging from microbiology to cosmology. Caroline invited Lara to cartwheel in sand dunes, create solo movement, imagine hanging from a big tree in the woods, make […]