Lara Ward will be curating this weekend’s Response Time: Journeys at the Gas Gallery. Though the weekend performance makers from all disciplines will be developing work in response to the art, space and environment at the Gas Gallery. The current exhibitions are Response to Place from Sculpture Cymru in the Downstairs Gallery and Barbara Matthews: Hidden Depths in the Upstairs Gallery. Audience will be invited to come along and view the hour long performance produced on Sunday 16th March at 6PM and 8PM.
Lara Ward is a performer and maker, who works collaboratively to devise movement, character and text for theatre, film, installation and site-specific performance. She has worked with many Wales based devising companies and independent artists. She has been a regular with Earthfall for five years and is currently devising for Chelsea Hotel, which tours in Spring 2013. As a choreographer, she has conceived, directed and edited a short dance film ‘Paper State’, exploring the ritual of waiting, which screened at Chapter Arts Centre in 2010, worked as movement director for Theatr Chorea’s Oratorium project inŁódź, Poland in 2011 and has co-choreographed residential site-specific and stage productions for Earthfall Education and Outreach. In 2012 she undertook many site specific projects, including a collaboration with Chloe Loftus, creating ‘pop up’ performances for the Blue Lagoon Festival in Pembrokeshire and a photographic project with Keith Morris, at South Beach, Aberystwyth.
Whilst working as Community Dance Practitioner for Denbighshire, North Wales, she was a core member of the Dance Collective, performing site-specific improvised works and gallery collaborations with visual artists Femke Van Gent and Carlos Cortez. During three years work in Cheshire, she managed and developed a partnership between British Waterways, the Borough Council, and local colleges, to produce a waterways sculpture commission which won a British Urban Regeneration Award for best community project in 2006.