Author: laraward

GRAVIDA

GRAVIDA

Serbian Choreographer Alexsandra Jones brought together two pregnant dancers, myself at 6 months and Tanja Råman at 7 months, for a unique performance exploring the impact of pregnancy on women’s creativity. Performances took place at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on 28th & 29th May 2013. […]

THE INSIDE OTHER

THE INSIDE OTHER

A short preview of the Moving Pathways Film Collaboration with Lisa Spaull and Rob Spaull. To view click on The Inside Other. www.lisaspaull.co.uk  

EARTHFALL

EARTHFALL

The Factory, Earthfall
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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 Two Boys, as their Dance Coach and Rehearsal Assistant.

In October 2012 Lara returned as a performer, devising and touring their most recent production, Chelsea Hotel in Spring 2013.

www.earthfall.org.uk

 

Photo Hugo Glenndinning

 

 

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

KEEP OFF THE GRASS

KEEP OFF THE GRASS

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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 and place. As well as writing and recording text with Experimental Sound Artist Sion Orgon, who composed a 15 minute soundtrack for the 2011 presentation at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in April.

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The second staging of Beth Powlesland’s ‘Built to Last (II)’ took place at Tactile Bosch Studios, Cardiff, on 28 September 2012.

A one-and-a-half-hour installation performance, to an original sound score by Sion Orgon, with Choreographer Jessie Brett, and performers Beth Powlesland and Lara Ward.

Collaborators include:

Julian Payne – Metal Sculptor; Ed McKay – Lighting; Saz Moir – Costume Design; Roger Graham – Photography & Film; Chris Lewis-Smith – Film; Outside Eye – Rosalind Haf Brooks

www.keepoffthegrass.org

 

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 […]

WILLI DORNER

WILLI DORNER

Bodies in Urban Spaces, Swansea.
A commission by Marc Rees for Adain Avion.

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, scaling security fences, climbing the pillars of a multi-storey car park, squeezing into tiny window spaces above passers by and hanging upside down underneath metal staircase structures…

 

 

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

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 […]

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 a fun stepping duet, a fighty contact duet, draw rude pictures of Caroline’s mum, write and record text, run tied to a bungee, be ‘poked with a stick’ by Gerald Tyler and sing a specially commissioned 1 minute song under the direction of the composer James Williams.

A review of the Chapter Arts Centre July 2011 performance can be found here.