Dance alumni feature in The Space’s Emerge Festival 2014

Trail Tale

Trinity Laban alumnus, Annarita Mazzilli, has been featured in The Space’s annual Emerge Festival this November.

Set up as a platform for emerging artists, the Emerge Festival aims to bring new works by up and coming choreographers.

Italian born Annarita joined Transitions Dance Company in 2006 and has studied with such choreographers as Crystal Pite, Janet Smith, Thomas Small and David Hughes. Since obtaining her MA in Dance Performance at Trinity Laban, Annarita has performed at many venues including the 02 Arena, Sadler’s Wells and The Place. In 2011, Annarita set up the Mazzilli dance theatre. The company’s work in the Emerge Festival last week, Trail Tale, was inspired by Luis Sepúlveda’s book The Story of a Snail who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow and is a playful duet which looks at journeying, growth and solidarity.

Annarita says: “Looking back at my time at Trinity Laban, I can confidently say that my dance and performance skills were nurtured, and most importantly I was allowed to grow as an artist within a professional environment. The teaching team was extremely supportive and it was great to work with professional choreographers. I would recommend the MA course to any young dancer.”

The festival also features three other Trinity Laban alumni, including choreographer David Ogle and performer Charlotte Pook with The Perfect Us, and Julia Thornycroft, with a satirical dance theatre comedy that explores Crufts and the Great British Menu.

Transitions Dance Company is a leading student training company, a space for choreographic experimentation and a touring programme of dance rolled into one. It combines the best young dance performers of their generation with innovative choreographers working around the world to create surprising, inventive and accessible dance for everyone to enjoy. Members of Transitions Dance Company have gone on to work with companies such as Michael Clark, Dynion, Tavaziva, Featherstonehaughs, T.r.a.s.h, Adventures in Motion Pictures and New Adventures.

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