CoLab 2013 saw over 800 students taking part in 80 projects ranging from World Music to Chamber performances electronic and film music, circus skills and magic.
For two weeks Trinity Laban turned into a creative hotbed of activity with planned and impromptu performances - a laboratory of music and dance practice at the edge of creative ambition.
Amidst a riot of sharing of work there were two highlights: a night in the Laban Theatre and Blitzville, the closing party which featured Omar Puente's Latin Ensemble, Andrews Sisters, dance and the Motown project with a string orchestra, big band and musical theatre performers singing hits from Detroit, all scored out by Trinity Laban arrangers.
CoLab is designed to give everyone the chance to extend their creative experience both in dance and music, and to seize the opportunity to do something new. This experience gives our students some of the skills they need as arts professionals and also to move the art form forward.
Just in its second year, CoLab was supported by staff right across both faculties, with a comms team who created CoLab TV, a boot camp for brass players, a Folk Music Laboratory, Dele Sosimi and Afrobeats, John Richards and Dirty Electronics, a stunning dance version of Death and the Maiden and so much more.
As CoLab goes from strength to strength we are attracting interest from major leaders in the arts and the media - so we expect great things for 2014.