Here’s what developing artist Zara has to say about her experience working on the project and as a member of LYDC:
“I am currently in my final year at the University of Central Lancashire studying Dance, Performance and Teaching. Outside of university, I teach a wide variety of ages and abilities and perform for various companies. My practice centres around my passion for creating work that plays with different factors of dance, whether that is challenging a stereotype e.g. what does a professional dancer look like? Or experimenting with the manipulation of the audience using perspective and lighting to restrict/focus what the audience perceives.
I have recently been working with Ludus and Louise Gibbons as a dancer for the piece ‘Miss Baines’. I was taking on the character of Miss Baines’s assistant, supporting her as a dancer and helping teaching/organise children who took part in the performance. I enjoyed this whole process as I was able to be a part of the ‘behind the scenes’, which gave me valuable experiences about what goes into creating a piece.
Being a member of LYDC has been amazing, I have gained professional experiences whilst being introduced to dance artists and companies that I hope to keep a working relationship with as I begin my own career. The Ludus team are warm and caring people who are constantly giving me opportunities to create, perform, and teach.”