MA students commissioned for new work

SDD Dance Commission

Two Trinity Laban dance students have been commissioned by The Borough Road Gallery to create a programme of new dance works.

Benjamin Skinner and Marie Anderson are both currently students on the MA Creative Practice programme, delivered in conjunction with our partner organisations: Siobhan Davies Dance and Independent Dance.

Siobhan Davies Dance were approached by The Borough Road Gallery to recommend artists for the project, and subsequently Skinner and Anderson were invited to create new dance works in response to an exhibition at the Gallery - The Elemental Force of Charcoal: Drawing at the Borough.

Andersen and Skinner will each respond to the exhibition by relating to their own personal research interests. Andersen’s interests lies in improvisation and the potentialities found in physical interaction, whilst Skinner is interested in investigating the boundary between performance and art, art and artist.

Anderson commented "I'm in the final year of my MA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban and the commission is a great opportunity for me to dig deeper into my own practice and hone in on how my final project will come together. I work with dance improvisation and the performance at Borough Road Gallery will be a response to the exhibition on display. One question i'm asking myself is: How can i create a score that reflects my enjoyment of the exhibition?"

The Borough Road Gallery opened in June 2012, using A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection as a resource and inspiration. The collection spans over 150 works by a number of artists, including David Bomberg, Dennis Creffield and Cliff Holden.

This new dance commission acknowledges the relationship between drawing and dance, and is part of a strand of the Borough Road Gallery programme that invites new creative responses to A David Bomberg Legacy – The Sarah Rose Collection.

The performances will take place on Friday 26 February 2016 at the Borough Road Gallery, between 6.30-7.30pm. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP in advance. For more information, please visit the website: http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/w2/boroughroadgallery/events/skinner-andersen/