Lara is a choreographer/dancer currently based in Copenhagen. In her work she investigates how (new) sensuous paradigms and our entanglement with them inform the constitution of perceived and shared realities. She explores how aesthetic narratives of process and change inform actual change, and how our experience of motion shapes contemporary mythologies. Lara works with dancing and embodiment processes, other mediums, such as film and text, are used in her artistic practice to mold and carry, or further develop logics of dancing. Her major works include THE SWIMMER (2022), HIKE (2022) and Body Maintenance (2021- present). She is co-founder of KOMMA Performance Productions, a member driven and collective association, supporting the development and production of dance works, based in Copenhagen. Lara holds a BA in Dance and Choreography from the Danish National School of Performing Arts, and is currently being educated as a somatic movement practitioner in BMC®.
DRIVER is a choreographic project developed by Lara Vejrup Ostan (SLO/DK) in collaboration with Yeong Ran Suh (KOR).
DRIVER materializes and discusses speed as a sensuous, individual, but also common and socio-political experience. It questions who has the agency and ability to influence speed and who has to abide by the speed of others, or alternatively, fall behind. In DRIVER we delve into a universe of truck drivers; escapist wanderlust, tenacious asphalt-romance and idealized loneliness. We speculate about truck drivers – as solitary heroes, perhaps shaped by external forces, as well as a place for us to imagine a different world. The project will (amongst other things) become a choreographic performance, created with and by dancers Johanna Eva Forsehag (SE), Ruth Rebekka Hansen (DK), sound designer Moritz Nahold (AT), light designer Thora Eriksen, scenographer Max Schwidlinski (DE), dramaturg / truck driver Bush Hartshorn (SCT) and co-produced by Dansehallerne (DK).
The purpose of UP is to develop and upskill the independent performing arts throughout Denmark. We define the free and independent performing arts as individuals, collectives and companies who work professionally with performance and primarily for and with independent performance groups, project supported companies, and lesser established theatres. Often without permanent access to a stage or a venue.
Nau Ivanow is a space of welcome, accompaniment, research and innovation; a haven where companies will find the warmth needed to work unhurriedly and in good conditions. Residencies are the main focus of what we do. Our aim is to provide decent working conditions, always accompanying the artists and providing them with the resources they need. Nau Ivanow’s projects are underpinned by three major working axes: creation, accompaniment and work with the territory. And all of them with one common denominator: internationalization, which permeates each and every one of our projects.
Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts is a hub and a gathering point in Northern Norway for the professional independent Performing Arts community. The organization is a laboratory for new ideas, artistic research, and an open space where different cultures are cared for. We challenge hegemonic thinking and support cross-sectorial artistic working and thinking. We are staff of 11 curios people, we are placed in Hammerfest, Tromsø and Bodø and we are a space that offers residency, laboratories and producer services.
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