Nov 122018
 

Lauren Marchbank, I am okay with it, 2017, 2.31 minutes.

Lauren Marchbank is an emerging performer and contemporary dancer, who has worked on numerous solo projects, including with STRUT Dance.

Mentored by Laura Boynes, Lauren’s piece for Mixed Reality directly confronts her own fear and fatigue at being constantly looked at. Acting as a kind of personal therapy and exploration, Lauren places herself in a crowded space, employing dance as a means to navigate and liberate herself from her anxieties.

 

Jul 142017
 

Virtual Reality has showed me what people haven’t seen yet but I would recommend it to others who haven’t but they might be scared at first because they haven’t seen the world we are currently living in that is called Google Earth and the first time I went in I was very curious about the whole thing because I had heard of it I just didn’t quite know what was actually through those goggles to me it was like a magnified version of the world we live in today and in 3d and my mind went crazy and was like what is happening?

Then I had a couple of sessions doing that and I wasn’t so mind blown and just had fun with it drawing and the google brush filter and did some of my dance moves in there that was a fun element to use and we were originally located in Fremantle somewhere close by but then Simone told me that they had brighter future for the place to be somewhere else in Fremantle which had a wider space to use and from there to here it’s the same but bigger space to use which I have used to my advantage

Moving from Virtual Reality and actually solely focusing on my dance peice which is my passion beyond passion. I got to play with the space that was a hell lot of fun and I haven’t got to use the floor work in my routine yet but I am excited to do that because the building needs more revamping so I can pretend that’s happening until I get to do that

The best part about my dance now that my dance is growing I added some of my favourite dance moves and some help to follow on the dance with the music makes me happy that we can finish the dance in time so we can have one whole dance makes me want to say BUT I AM OK

Jul 052017
 

     

At The start I had to lead 2 people with virtual reality and that was a new experience for me because I am learned from the teacher myself as in me being the student I am not trained to be the leader I doont really like to be thrown in the deep end like that but it is good for me and I have experienced my favourite thing ever which was inserting my own images in the virtual reality which was really cool but what was challenging was how to make the images bigger or to make the canvas of the picture like all I can see through the goggles but I am yet to figure that bit out and I have been showing other people to use the virtual reality so I am the demonstrator so I like that about what I am doing today

It is now holidays so I have 2 weeks off from dance so all I have is dadaa (Virtual Reality), volunteering, going to the gym that’s my favourite part and having a life is what I love blogging is apart of that I write it down how I feel in the moment if I am feeling a human emotion I like to write it but at dadaa lets me type but I am Ok

Jun 282017
 

First thing i had sushi lunch with Michelle in Claremont and walked home and then got ready and drive to Fremantle to go to Dadaa and i had a feeling of doing what we did last week which was Virtual Reality and that was fun and a really cool experience to experience something that i don’t know others that do that so it was mind blowing

Simone got me into 2 other worlds where one was a game that i didn’t know how to play and that was scary for me because i haven’t experienced how it was displayed if it was like nintendo wii or x box i wouldn’t mind it but this is really different then before that was Google Earth and that was the same scary feeling because the earth was coming at me

Then Simone and me got talking about how life has effected me in a human and personal way so that was good and how my Tracksuit showing was and that she was coming lucky i had people coming that i knew the time now is 4:04 and now i am blogging about my Wednesday at Dadaa and Simone will drive me to the station and i can go home rocking to my beats with my beats headphones on then i will end the day like i always do and thats the LOZZA’S VITUAL REALITY WORLD DISCOVERED.

Lauren Marchbank, June 28, 2017

Jun 212017
 

Today I felt happy as normal because as I am a natural born performer who loves being on the stage I had my first dadaa showing and mum came straight from Melbourne just to see me because dad couldn’t make it and Michelle came to watch me in action in at the class which was fun and joined in with the stretching and warming up

I felt like its been a while performing solo in the studio like it was the first time because Tracksuit it is with other people while performing in the studio this one is for me BUT I’ AM OK

Lauren

Jun 082017
 

just as normal at 3:00 i came into the studio and i had fun on the talking iPad went through the dance a lot and i mean a lot i have been yawning a lot because of how much work we have done when i say we i mean me then at the end of the amounts of times we did the dance we did it again while doing breathing exercises to get me in the zone first then maintaining it in the dance as well I am yawning jus thinking about it  we then (I) wrote on a drawing tool on the iPad and i wrote “When I dance I Feel Like Myself” and drew a squiggle then used that in the dance and used my voice audio with the music in the middle and ending with my voice saying “I am Ok”

     

Jun 012017
 

Today at 3:00 i came into the studio and from what we did last week was totally different what we did today was that i warmed up with running through the dance and then we went through the dance a few times and then we did some isolation exercises and breathing exercises with the dance breathing in-between moves to make the dance looking more alive than normal breathing in the dance and then Lincoln emailed Simone the audio and we went through the dance with that a couple of times and so did with the track of music and while i was dancing it was like a alive dance photoshoot

Lauren Marchbank, May 31, 2017

May 302017
 

Julia Hales developed a goal setting workshop for MIXED REALITY artists and delivered it last week…

 

For my Sync Leadership I always want to help the other young artists to follow their dreams.

I have learnt to do goal setting with MIXED REALITY artists to map out their goals.

First I start by telling them my story about how I worked at achieving my goals.

I also ask them to DREAM BIG and dreaming big means you push yourself to achieve your dreams and to see your self in the future and to keep working in the future.

I also learnt to give them some exercises to help them to map out their goals on their own and in groups. I show them my example of setting my goals to follow as well.

We all worked together in groups over three days to set some new skills to get to their big dream.

The goal setting workshop went every well and everyone in the workshop is very happy and very excited that the workshop had helped them a lot to keep working on their big dreams.

I would like to keep doing more goals setting with other people and also people with Down Syndrome as well.

I worked with Danny, Lauren, Tina, Pat, Hugo, Verity, Cameron, Aidan and Sam.

Julia Hales, May 30, 2017

May 242017
 

Today as normal Wednesday at 3:00 I came into the studio Laura and me caught up on the week that passed and Mother’s Day then we started to warm up our bodies to get the blood flowing in our bodies get the ligaments moving as us dancers should

Then we got into the dance material and went through it a good amount of times and worked on some of the timing between the moves in the dance and making the moves connect because there were moments in the dance where i paused and we don’t want that as the session ended at 5:00 i went home Laura drove me to the train and i walked from the train to my unit and then started on my blog that night 

Lauren Marchbank, May 17, 2017