The Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Partnership has launched an exciting joint redevelopment programme to enhance and modernise dance facilities in Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in South East London.
In the first phase of the programme, starting in May 2013, Trinity Laban received support from Arts Council England (ACE), the Garfield Weston Foundation, an anonymous Trinity Laban benefactor, the Foyle Foundation and the Wolfson Foundation, totalling almost £450,000, which will be used to enhance the Laurie Grove space and establish a Performance Laboratory.
The Performance Laboratory will offer the time and space to conceptualise, develop and rehearse dance projects; whilst also providing professional technical support and artistic mentoring. Greenwich Dance is applying to the next round of Arts Council England's capital grants funding to make significant improvements to its home, The Borough Hall in Greenwich.
Trinity Laban Principal, Professor Anthony Bowne, said:
"The enhanced facilities and new Performance Laboratory will significantly improve capacity and support the sustainability and resilience of our exciting partnership with Greenwich Dance, as well as offering innovative opportunity to the wider dance industry.
"One of the main aims of our partnership with Greenwich Dance is to enable our two organisations to establish South East London as a dance hub, with facilities that will attract dance artists from around the world to share and collaborate on innovative ideas and choreographies."