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 […]
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.
“We’ve just finished a two-week residency at a rural dance space in Sussex and now we’re heading up north for a week. Rachael is leading daily class for Pro Dance Leeds at Yorkshire Dance and myself, Jess Haener and Tal Weinstein will be continuing to develop the piece under Rachael’s astute direction.
Our training is a fascinating mix of training, switching between fighting monkey games and yoga, and there’s ballet classes and more yoga run by resident ballerina and super mum, Pippa Duke.
This afternoon we warmed up by letting my toddler lead our movement around the room, flying low style. At night I’m cracking ice puddles with him along the lane, listening to the Owls hooting under the super bright moon and the incredible show of stars.”
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
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.