Connect It in the Park!

the Connect It team backstage at Proms in the Park

Trinity Laban music and dance students took to the Hyde Park stage on Saturday evening, as part of the Proms in the Park celebrations.

Students Joy Effiong, Ross Newton, Ellie Tapper and Lori Williams joined Anna Meredith and alumnus David Ogle to lead an enthusiastic crowd of 40,000 in a massed performance of Connect It for body percussion.

Created by composer Anna Meredith and choreographer David Ogle, Connect It is one of the BBC’s Ten Pieces, an initiative created to open up the world of classical music for primary schoolchildren.

Trinity Laban students and alumni performed Connect It at the two BBC Ten Pieces Proms earlier in the summer, and this was such a success (“the highlight of an ebullient night” – The Times) that the piece was brought back for Proms in the Park, which coincides with the Last Night of the Proms.

You can view the performance (and join in at home!) via the BBC iPlayer.