Trinity Laban alumnus and choreographer Tara D’Arquian takes to the stage at Greenwich Dance this month.
In her new piece, Quests, Tara looks to explore and deconstruct the multiplicity of self and the myths of humanity. One of six performers in the show, Tara has also enlisted the help of approximately 40 local volunteers, none of whom are professional performers.
Quests is a site-specific work, designed with its performance location in mind. It brings to life the home of Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, creating new worlds in its spaces. The audiences are guided through the building as they watch the work unfold.
Since graduating from Trinity Laban, Tara has enjoyed several major successes. Her work In Situ was among the very first of The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership’s Compass Commissions. In 2015, Tara also joined the cast of Chekhov’s The Seagull at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and was nominated for the Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award. This year, she takes to the big screen in her first feature film appearance, starring alongside Brad Pitt in War Machine.
Tara D’Arquian’s Quests is performed from 17-20 February 2016. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Greenwich Dance website.
To find out more on Tara and her creation process, see her interview with London Dance.