Watch Paper State short Film, developed with the support of Dance4Camera3, an initiative run by Welsh Independent Dance at Newport International Film School. The soundtrack features on the B side of a new release ‘Into the Dark’ by composer Sion Orgon. The movement explored the […]
Performer / Maker / Practitioner
Interdisciplinary collaboration with Laura Moy at Chapter, Cardiff. Summer 2016. Dream Audience at Chapter, Cardiff, exploring ways of collaborating, in order to generate a playful, supportive, questioning and nurturing environment for growth.
BELONGING Lara is currently working as performer and deviser on Jo Fong’s series of participatory performances: Belonging. Most recently at Hull Dance’s Transgressions Festival (City of Culture 2017) and through Open Studio sessions for Cardiff Dance Festival 2017.
Best Dance Production 2015, Wales Theatre Awards, Stories From A Crowded Room. With 8 dancers and 2 musicians, the performers take to the stage alongside the audience, in 70 minutes of ‘highly physical dance, with live music, text and encircling film.’ Photos Chris Nash
A National Theatre Wales / Theatr Genedlaethol production to mark the 150th Anniversary of the welsh settlement in Patagonia. Directed by Marc Rees and co-choreographed with Angharad Harrop.
Screened at the 2015 Wales Dance Platform,at Chapter Arts Centre, 27th June. Laura’s’mals, starring Laura Moy and her tiny (ani)mals, with music from Siôn Orgon. ‘The ‘mals had been in storage for some time, and were coaxed out of their matchboxes for this film. Why? Because […]
WAYS OF BEING TOGETHER A year long process of work for Jo throughout 2017, culminating in performances at Hull and Chapter, Cardiff. AN INVITATION In February 2015 Lara joined Jo Fong in 8 days R & D, story to explore the guest performer role […]
Response Time at Ceredigion Museum, 15th February 2016. ‘I could rock myself to sleep’, performance response to Shani Rhys James’ automaton installation, Cassandra’s Rant. The automatons and paintings were bold, vivid and intoxicating. After spending 48 hours with them, the themes of motherhood, childhood, a […]
‘December 19th – 23rd at Four Elms, Cardiff:- Following on from last years A Curious Zoo, Caroline Sabin returns with another Christmas delight. With Benjamin Britten’s Carnival of Carols at its heart and a cast of multi-skilled performers, this promenade performance at the Four Elms, […]
In August 2014, Lara travelled with Earthfall to teach master classes and perform lecture demonstrations of extracts from Chelsea Hotel at the Retrospektywy Festival at Art Inkubator in ?ód?, Poland. Here is an image from one of the rehearsals, to learn Rosalind and Alex’s ‘violent […]
Response Time were invited to Artes Mundi 6 at the National Museum Cardiff in October this year and given 24 hours to respond to the work. Response artists included Naomi Heath, a bi-lingual, inter-disciplinary performance artist who recently exhibited at Moma Wales as part of […]
September 2014 saw a return to the studio for Earthfall’s Research & Development for Stories from a crowded room with a team of 8 dancers and 2 musicians. Artistic Directors Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis worked with the company to explore the themes of spacial […]
‘The Response Time project is a 48 hour challenge for performance makers from a wide range of mediums to respond to the art, space and environment of the Gas Gallery producing a performed response which is shared with an audience.’ In March 2014 Lara worked […]
In Spring 2014 Lara undertook two weeks Research and Development as a performer for Ruckus, Kitsch & Sync’s wrestling extravaganza directed by Kylie-Ann Smith. 26 performers – dancers, actresses and two bands – were brought together over two weeks to produce an hour long work […]
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. […]
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
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 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 […]
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
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 […]