A site-specific cross cultural performance for one person at a time which uses Skype video call to connect the UK and Germany. The performance will be live simultaneously in both countries with the performer in Berlin and the audience in Sheffield. The performance is about the meaning of ‘home’ and ‘identity’ linking two places together both virtually and emotionally through the use of technology and the internet.
When I was eight I wanted to be a backing dancer so I made up dance routines to each one of the Back Street Boys songs whilst singing at the top of my lungs. You were not there. But in some strange way you were. You have always been with me. We come from different places and different eras but something is the same. We are the same.
Lauren Hart was born in Sheffield, England in 1985. She graduated in 2007 from Central School of Speech and Drama School in London where she trained as a performer. Since graduating she has worked professionally in the independent theater scene around Europe performing her own work and collaborating with directors, choreographers (Willi Dorner, Anu Almagro, Andrew Loretto, Neil Bettles and Sarah Duffy) and theatre companies (You Me and Bum Bum Train, The Other Way Works and Nodding Dog). She has performed at various venues in the UK (The Crucible, Camden People’s Theatre, Theatre Delicatessen, Arnolfini, Bank Street Arts and Live Art Bistro) and in various site specific locations throughout Europe. She moved to Berlin in 2015 and works as a freelance Theatre maker and performer. She is currently studying her PhD in Audience Performer Encounters in one-to-one performance: Exploring the intimacy-anonymity paradox with the University of Malta. Since arriving in Berlin she has collaborated with artist Fang Lu on her video art project ‘Ex Lovers’ and has performed her one-to-one performance ‘This is Mine. What’s Yours?’ which has now been booked for a weekly performance slot at TheaterHaus Mitte Berlin. She is currently developing a new show ‘We are not animals’ which will premiere in the summer of 2016 in Berlin.