A journey of different creative processes that Lauren has facilitated.
A tribute to Lauren Tucker's Great Grandmother using found vintage film footage from 1964. Lauren's Great Grandmother born in Liverpool, got married and had three children, before moving to the Wirral during the second world war. Her life was tipped upside down when Lauren's Great Grandfather passed away, she moved to Canada, and then to New York where she became a House Keeper to a rich Jewish New Yorker, who Lauren remembers as Poppy. They travelled the world in their twighlight years, she lived a very different luxurious life to the rest of Lauren's working class family. Granny Mo had two marriages in her life time, two silver wedding anniversaries, always went to work and was a diva. Lauren chose to retell her story and pride of her family history in a dance and film work. The film work shows Lauren's family in Chester, Wirral, Liverpool, America, Canada, and Hawaii.
This work was commissioned by 12 Degrees North Graduate Dance Company, and further supported by MDI, Moving Dance Forward and The Garrick Trust.
Lauren would love to rework and develop this piece of work further down the line as she becomes more like her Grandmother in the film projections.
Particles in collaboration with Charlene Kaliyate for BLOOM festival, supported by One Dance UK, produced by Rachel Rogers, supported by MDI.
Hypothesis performed at Manifold: A Living Exhibition
This piece was created in three days, working in collaboration with 12 dancers, and George Maund in response to the iconic nightclub, The Kazimier.
It Started with a Riff made with Lizzy Ryder.
An outdoor dance duet based on comedic partnerships, performed at City Steps (BIG DANCE) 2012.
Twenty Something: Film Work
Made in collaboration with Marie Gibbons, supported my MDI through residance programme.