Exploring the Future of Culture and Creativity

Professor Anthony Bowne

Two members of the Trinity Laban community were invited to take part at this week’s Annual Conference of The Cultural Capital Exchange (TCCE).

The TCCE is a membership network that inspires collaborations between universities and the cultural and creative industries. Held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on Tuesday 14 July, this year’s conference was titled “Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal”.

Professor Anthony Bowne was invited to participate in a panel discussion with other luminaries from the arts world – including Deborah Bull, Director of Culture at King’s College London and Andrew Burke, Chief Executive of the London Sinfonietta – to explore the future of collaboration between higher education and the arts and creative industries.

Also within the conference, PhD student Lucie Clements led a workshop entitled “The importance of novelty: a movement exploration”. She introduced In the Dancer’s Mind: Creativity, Novelty and Imagination, a major three-year research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which analyses the mental imagery used by  performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance. Workshop attendees were given the chance to generate choreography from imagery, and to experience what it is like to participate in the project.