Tara D'Arquian

Tara D'Arquian

Choreographer and Actress

London

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“Belgium has given contemporary dance some of its very best creative talents and perhaps here comes another.” Graham Watts, 2013.

"Watch this space. She’s a force of nature."
Luke Jennings, The Observer, February 2016.

Tara D’Arquian is a Belgian choreographer, choreologist, movement director, dancer and actor based in London.
After graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Tara specialized in Choreological Studies at Trinity Laban where she recently started teaching Choreology.
Tara’s choreographic practice spreads from film to site-specific performance making. Her work is characterized by cross media collaborations and multiple layers of interpretation driven from an ongoing choreographic perspective. Her practice exists at a crossroad between her conceptual Belgian contemporary dance heritage, contemporary theatre practices and a choreological specialism (study of human motion for dance). Tara’s interest lays in the investigation of the role of contemporary performance practice in the search for existential meaning.
In 2013, Tara was awarded the first site-sensitive Compass Commissions supported by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban partnership for which she conceived In Situ, the first site-sensitive work of a series on identity.
In 2014, Tara co-founded Geste Records Company with English director Alex Rennie through which they produced These are your lives. presented for four weeks at The Yard Theatre.
Tara’s acting credits include:
* National Theatre Wales’s “Mametz” written by Owen Sheers and directed by Matthew Dunster.
* Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s recent production of “The Seagull” directed by Matthew Dunster.
* Feature film “War Machine” directed by David Michôd, starring Brad Pitt.

In 2015, the project proposal Quests was nominated one of the 21 Highly Commended UK projects received by the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.
In 2016, D’Arquian was shortlisted for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award.

Quests, the second site-sensitive piece of her In Situ trilogy, was presented in Greenwich Dance's home, The Borough Hall. 

"impressive achievement for 25-year-old D’Arquian, who conceived and wrote the piece, funded it through Kickstarter, dances in it as one of three mysterious Furies who weave through the action, and taught herself bass guitar so that she could play in the band. Watch this space. She’s a force of nature."
Luke Jennings, The Observer, February 2016.

"One can’t help but admire the scale of Tara D’Arquian’s Quests, not only its physical embrace (taking over most of The Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance) and its musical scope (thanks to Bruno Humberto and Philippe Lenzini), but its philosophical sweep."
Nicholas Minns, March 2016.

D'Arquian appeared in The Independant as the 'One to watch' in January 2016 (see article in portfolio).

Tara's projects and collaborations were presented at the Southbank Centre, The Place, the Gulbenkian Cinema (Canterbury), The Yard Theatre (Hackney Wick), the Shunt Vaults, Asylum (Peckham) and Greenwich Dance.

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http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/feb/28/mark-bruce-the-odyssey-review-wiltons-music-hall-tara-darquian-quest

http://londondance.com/articles/interviews/tara-darquian/

http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/tara-darquian-quests-greenwich-dance/

http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/02/quests-greenwich-dance-review.html

http://dancetabs.com/2016/02/tara-darquian-quests-london/

 

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“Belgium has given contemporary dance some of its very best creative talents and perhaps here comes another.” Graham Watts, 2013.

"Watch this space. She’s a force of nature."
Luke Jennings, The Observer, February 2016.

Tara D’Arquian is a Belgian choreographer, choreologist, movement director, dancer and actor based in London.
After graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Tara specialized in Choreological Studies at Trinity Laban where she recently started teaching Choreology.
Tara’s choreographic practice spreads from film to site-specific performance making. Her work is characterized by cross media collaborations and multiple layers of interpretation driven from an ongoing choreographic perspective. Her practice exists at a crossroad between her conceptual Belgian contemporary dance heritage, contemporary theatre practices and a choreological specialism (study of human motion for dance). Tara’s interest lays in the investigation of the role of contemporary performance practice in the search for existential meaning.
In 2013, Tara was awarded the first site-sensitive Compass Commissions supported by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban partnership for which she conceived In Situ, the first site-sensitive work of a series on identity.
In 2014, Tara co-founded Geste Records Company with English director Alex Rennie through which they produced These are your lives. presented for four weeks at The Yard Theatre.
Tara’s acting credits include:
* National Theatre Wales’s “Mametz” written by Owen Sheers and directed by Matthew Dunster.
* Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s recent production of “The Seagull” directed by Matthew Dunster.
* Feature film “War Machine” directed by David Michôd, starring Brad Pitt.

In 2015, the project proposal Quests was nominated one of the 21 Highly Commended UK projects received by the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.
In 2016, D’Arquian was shortlisted for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Choreographer Award.

Quests, the second site-sensitive piece of her In Situ trilogy, was presented in Greenwich Dance's home, The Borough Hall. 

"impressive achievement for 25-year-old D’Arquian, who conceived and wrote the piece, funded it through Kickstarter, dances in it as one of three mysterious Furies who weave through the action, and taught herself bass guitar so that she could play in the band. Watch this space. She’s a force of nature."
Luke Jennings, The Observer, February 2016.

"One can’t help but admire the scale of Tara D’Arquian’s Quests, not only its physical embrace (taking over most of The Borough Hall at Greenwich Dance) and its musical scope (thanks to Bruno Humberto and Philippe Lenzini), but its philosophical sweep."
Nicholas Minns, March 2016.

D'Arquian appeared in The Independant as the 'One to watch' in January 2016 (see article in portfolio).

Tara's projects and collaborations were presented at the Southbank Centre, The Place, the Gulbenkian Cinema (Canterbury), The Yard Theatre (Hackney Wick), the Shunt Vaults, Asylum (Peckham) and Greenwich Dance.

PRESS

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/feb/28/mark-bruce-the-odyssey-review-wiltons-music-hall-tara-darquian-quest

http://londondance.com/articles/interviews/tara-darquian/

http://londondance.com/articles/reviews/tara-darquian-quests-greenwich-dance/

http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/02/quests-greenwich-dance-review.html

http://dancetabs.com/2016/02/tara-darquian-quests-london/

 

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Junior
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Film, Performing Arts
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Acting, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Piano
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Jul 2012 - Jul 2015

Dance Studies - Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Sep 2009 - Jul 2012

Dance Theatre - 1st Class BA (Hons) Dance Theatre
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

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