In Laure’s class we listen, we experience, we notice, we move through developmental patterns (principles of Bartenieff Fundamentals) to find inner connectivity combined with outer expressivity. Once we are ready, we become connected to ourselves, the environment and people around us, exploring deeper into these patterns and using improvisation we can then identify characters, emotions and states of mind. Playing in a theatrical and physical world.
It wasn’t planned! I had other commitments scheduled but sometimes life brings changes and offers beautiful alternatives. I am exciting because this is the exact reason why I applied to the Artists’ International Development Fund, to immerse myself with Australian artists, to be inspired and to share practice. What a better opportunity than to have at The Corner Dance Lab. Laure Bachelot
Laure Bachelot is a UK-based performer originally from the Loire Valley in France. She has created and performed with various companies and independent artists including highly acclaimed theatre company Punchdrunk, The National Theatre London, visual artist Netia Jones, Melly Still, Thomas Mettler (CH), Jasmin Vardimon, Retina Dance Company (BE), Dante or Die Theatre, and Charlotte Spencer Projects.
Most recently Laure received a grant to travel across Australia from the Artists’ International Development Fund, a program funded by Arts Council England and British Council. As her host Philip Channells invited her to be an assistant choreographer at Dance Integrated Australia’s, Beyond Technique Residency #3 at Bundanon Trust where she performed in Behind The Façade. Since landing in the country, Laure had the chance to be involved in LYNX.PITCHBLACK.SEEKAE’s event choreographed by Sara Black; she puppeteered at Sydney Peace Prize ceremony with Gavin Clarke, Joshua Thomson and Katina Olsen and taught professional class at ReadyMade works in Sydney.
Laure trained at London Contemporary Dance School where she obtained a BA (hons) and was a member of EDge06.
As a freelance teacher Laure taught across the UK for various organisations including The Place, gDA, Laban, City Lit, Candoco, Retina Dance Company, Dance4, CargoGreen and Junk Orchestra and has extensive experience working in Special Educational Needs schools. Laure is also a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.
Photo: Chris Mercer