Our philosophy

Utopia : a purely imaginary construction whose realization is, a priori, out of our reach. A priori only, and this is LAC's starting point. Laboration Art Company wants to believe in the Utopia of a world without borders, a world where civilizations coexist, where differences enrich more than they divide.


Laboration Art Company is a contemporary dance company run by Laura Arend that invites all audiences to travel.


A formal, technical and physical dance that takes the audience into the company's universe. Each creation is inspired by a different journey or culture that the choreographer wishes to share with the greatest number. 


 Founder and choreographer 

L A U R A   A R E N D 

From a very young age, Laura Arend has been passionate about dance. In 2006, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) then the Jeune Ballet.


In 2009, she was received at Merce Cunningham Studio to learn the Cunningham technique. She then left France to settle in New York where she had the chance to work alongside rising figures on the New York scene, including choreographers Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Dai Jian and Korhan Basaran.


Eager to discover new horizons, she left the United States in 2011 to join the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC II) in Israel. 2011 also marks the creation of Laboration Art Company.


Guest professor, she continues to travel around the world and to exchange with artists from different countries she crosses.


Early 2016 marks the creation of YAMA. A 50-minute piece for six dancers inspired by a moving journey to India and the 5 YAMA of yogi philosophy. Follow FIVE in 2017 and ANNA in 2018.