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Lauren Cuthbertson describes her working relationship with the choreographer explaining how her role in 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' marks a shift from dancer to creative collaborator. She talks about the creative process and how important the narrative was in shaping this new work. We hear something of Lauren's background, her inspiration and motivation to dance and perform. She reflects on the making of the role and the importance of understanding specific physical and expressive qualities when creating a character. We also gain an insight into the gruelling nature of a dancer's job and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Classroom Ideas

For some background on character development for a production, and the importance of developing the role in a credible way, whilst dealing with the strains of being a professional dancer.

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