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Paula Ward

"See the Forest" performed by Lucid Banter Project (dancers: Cori Kolasinski, Dria Fair, Allison Phalen, Valerie Lober), February, 2017, Links Hall

Paula Ward is a contemporary jazz choreographer working to share experiences through dance performance, creating  connection, breaking the walls of isolation and fostering community between the audience, the dancers, and herself.

Having danced since age three, Paula has performed traditional ballet with the Madison Ballet, various modern techniques at Hope College, and urban jazz with the Joel Hall Dancers. Her choreography explores how a fusion of these dance forms can connect an audience to the performers, utilizing recognizable gestures, found shapes, and public locations to ground her work in the here and now. Her company, the Lucid Banter Project, is currently in it's fourth year.

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