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 […]
Any Part of You Will Do (Still from trailer, shot by Catherine Gomez) Rachael O ‘Neill’s, Any Part of You Will Do. R & D, plus scratch night at Yorkshire Dance. January/March 2016. www.rachaeloneill.com Blog excerpt: “We’ve just finished a two-week residency at a rural […]
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
An initial year long process of work with Jo throughout 2017, which culminated in performances at Hull and Chapter, Cardiff, and duets with her son. The collaboration continues through work with a London cast for CAN Festival 2020.
In February 2015 Lara joined Jo Fong in 8 days R & D, story to explore the guest performer role for An Invitation. In December 2016 Lara performed the guest role at Chepstow Drill Hall.
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 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
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 5 – 15th 2012, a special additional Branch was created and filmed, for a livestream event to both Cardiff St Mary’s Street and BBC’s The Space, Arts website.
Watch this online here until the 31st October 2012.
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 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, 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 studio at Newport International Film School. Alongside dancer Neil Hainsworth, Costume and Make-up artist Neil Davies transformed us both into sparkling’ Chav’ Angels and later, burrowing Moley-worm-like creatures in suits.
You can watch a short trailer and timelapse of the process of shooting for The Sinister here.
Make Me Magnificent
In July 2011 Lara also worked with Sean Tuan John as a performer on Make Me Magnificent, a pop-up comedy performance of Showgirls, promoting the Blysh Festival at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff.
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 […]