Lucie trained professionally from the age of 10, first at the Arts Educational School and then, aged 15, at the London School of Contemporary Dance.
Arts Educational gave her a wonderfully well-rounded base in theatrical arts and subsequently, The Place (LCDS) was a rigorous training that connected her with the world of contemporary dance. Some legends she learned about continue to inspire to this day, such as Pina Bausch, Steve Petronio, Bill T Jones, Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham. The Place allowed for such a lot of creativity and choreography was taught by Jane Dudley, who danced in Martha Grahams’ company.
The Place was an environment of making, rehearsing, experimenting. It was while at the Place that Lucie first tried text and movement, and later in her career was awarded some research and development time at the Place Choreodrome to experiment further. It was from an end-of-year show that she was asked to choreograph her first promo at 17. She graduated a year later and embarked upon a dancers’ life for the ensuing 11 years.
When time came to stop dancing, Lucie was already starting to work as a choreographer. TV shows, such as a series for Peter Kaye and one of the first make-the-band-famous shows called get Your Act Together (her band won!) and had made her first inroad at the National Theatre, thanks to a recommendation from Anthony Van Laast, for whom she had danced extensively. Throughout her dancing days, she’d also been regularly self-producing and choreographing shows at the Place Theatre and the Lilian Baylis Theatre. These were invariably multi-media in their nature with live music, musicians interacting with other performers, spoken word, film, no animals, but for two pieces she made, her then-10-year-old niece was in the cast… the real life/making work life was often interwoven!!
Moving through and working within a wide range of genres has kept her professional life interesting and resulted in a wealth of influence and experience to bring to each new project.
She’s at home choreographing intimate solos to staging large groups. Setting striking and seductive combinations for more edgy commercial productions, or creating pieces designed to be more thought provoking.
“The past few decades have seen the separation of genres in dance and theatre lessening. We’re healthiest when we’re cross-germinating! It’s a constructive and inspiring time for the art form of dance, the industry of showbiz and everything in between!”
The Snow Queen
Park Theatre - London
4 DEC 2019 – 4 JAN 2020
Join Gerda on her epic journey through the seasons to save her best friend Cei before she loses him to endless Winter. With the help of bickering flowers, overworked teachers, snowball fights, confused Princes and Princesses and Bae the talking Reindeer, they might both be ready to grow up after all.
From the team who brought you last year’s Christmas family hit Peter Pan – Winter Snow Ltd and J Clare Productions (with two Olivier Award-winning shows to their name) are delighted to be joining forces with Park Theatre to bring you Charles Way’s delightful adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic.
The sparkling Snow Queen is beckoning young and old to this glittering spectacle.
A Christmas Carol
The Barn - Cirencester
28 NOV 2019 – 4 JAN 2020
A Christmas Carol closes the year with a magical original Barn Theatre interpretation of a Dickens classic that will get everyone, including Scrooge, in the festive mood.
Set to an original score and reworked script the familiar tale is woven into a spellbinding production that stays true to the core moral thread of the original story and is sure to enchant a family audience in a brilliant heart-warming Christmas spectacular.
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