| PERHAPS, IT IS A MATTER OF LIFE, A MATTER OF DEATH, BUT IT REMAINS MOSTLY BETWEEN THE MELANCHOLIA OF THE FLESHES.
YOURS & MINE.|
Born in Switzerland, Lara Fournier started to develop her passion for dance at an early age. Established in London since 2016, she got awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Ballet and Contemporary Dance at the Rambert Ballet and Contemporary Dance School, where she had the opportunity to work with a diversity of choreographers, amongst Kim Brandstrup and Julie Cunningham.
Involved in Christopher Thomas’ creations since 2018, she had the pleasure to perform ‘Blood Thicker Than Water’ for the Resolution Dance Festival 2019 at The Place. As part of the Young Associates Programme, she also performed ‘To The Ocean Floor’ for Christopher’s main stage production at Sadler’s Wells the same year.
Genuinely attracted by choreographic experimentations, she had the opportunity to initiate the very beginnings of a movement research, based on the vulnerability of Human Interaction(s). Indeed, her first work ‘Human Interaction’ (2018) has been performed as part of the Design for Dance Festival at Central Saint Martins Theatre. She is currently working on a second piece, ‘No Speech for Emotions’, already presented at the Lilian Baylis and Anya Linden Theatres in July 2019 and that she wishes to pursue.
In October 2019, she took part to the ArtsCross Project in Beijing, in collaboration with the University of Middlesex, the Beijing Dance Academy and the University of Taipei, where she danced for choreographers Amir Kolben and Joy Alpuerto Ritter.
Lara performed Us, You, Me, Living ? at The Place Resolution Dance Festival 2020, under the collective Collateral Damage that she co-founded with Llewelyn Lewis, producing a tight collaboration with poet Cindy Fournier and photographer Beatrice Belletti. Portal to the Absurde to be found here
During the Summer/Autumn 2020, she has been invited by the physical theatre-based company Iraqi Bodies to take part to their creative Laboratory on the Grotesque, in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Lately, she has been working with the Azimuth Arts & Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Gonçalo Cruzinha, for their Autumn Tour and Lee Jung in Creation team, based in Linz. Lara performed her latest creation Worldess Speech on Skin, Bones & Heart at the Florence Dance Festival – Twilight in the round 2022, alongside dancer Jacob Lang. She has been awarded diverse creative residencies in Ireland (Shawbrook, Midlands) and in Switzerland (Maison du Grütli, Geneva & Lo Studio, Bellinzona) to further her work for this Summer season.
Highly interested in any art forms, she has collaborated with a variety of local and worldwide artists, and is currently based in Switzerland for further cathartic experimentations.
Website Photography & Film Credits – see where relevant: Beatrice Belletti, Claude Coeudevez & Jennifer Drotz Ruhn
Logo & Website Design Credits: Cindy Fournier