16 September 2015 at 3.31pm | 7 Comments
Portrait of a Dancer explores the risks of injury that dancers face and sees Lauren discuss her return from a near-career-ending injury last year. ‘Margot Fonteyn said, “If audiences knew what pain the dancers were enduring, only people who enjoyed bullfights could bear to watch it”’, says Lauren in the film.
‘At the beginning of last Season I was performing with Carlos Acosta. I went into the last slide and my foot completely pounded onto the stage. It was as if someone had shot my ankle… In that moment I doubted whether I would ever dance again.’
Cuthbertson’s graceful performance of Alastair Marriott's choreography makes up the second part of the black and white film, showcasing the dancer’s return to top form.
Fully recovered, Lauren will next be on stage with The Royal Ballet in Romeo and Juliet in which she will dance the female lead next month. She can also be seen later in the 2015/16 Season dancing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker.