Innovative course provision, inspiring performances and groundbreaking education, community and social inclusion work make Trinity Laban a leader in the advancement of creative artistic practice. The unique conjunction of music and dance training has created many opportunities for collaboration between instrumentalists, singers, composers, dancers and choreographers. Trinity Laban also provides exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes.
Trinity Laban has been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England, in partnership with Greenwich Dance. The institution's influence in the wider artistic community is also shown in the BBC's decision to collaborate with Trinity Laban on two high profile projects in 2015:
Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance
Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance, a BBC documentary broadcast in December 2015, told the story of contemporary dance through the experiences of a group of dance students. A select group of dancers from Trinity Laban, as well as some of its famous alumni, starred in the film, which showcases iconic works by many of the most influential choreographers of the last 100 years.
Trinity Laban is delighted to be recognised by Fresh Productions and the BBC as one of Europe's leading centres for the training of professional contemporary dance artists, and welcomes this opportunity to spotlight key contemporary dance works, as well as the students performing them.
In 2014, the BBC announced its inaugural Ten Pieces, an initiative created to open up the world of classical music for primary school pupils. Choreographer and Trinity Laban alumnus David Ogle worked with composer Anna Meredith to choreograph the exuberant body percussion piece Connect It!, with the resulting work performed at the BBC Ten Pieces Proms by a handpicked ensemble of Trinity Laban music and dance students and alumni. Hailed as “the highlight of an ebullient night” by Richard Morrison in The Times, a select group of Trinity Laban performers were later invited to take to the Hyde Park stage as part of the Proms in the Park celebrations, leading a crowd of 40,000 in a massed performance of the piece.