Transitions Dance Company - the UK's leading graduate dance touring company based in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - sets off on tour this week, taking new contemporary dance works to venues across the UK and Europe.
"Performances by this enterprising and annually reconstituted company are always an eye-opener" (The Guardian Guide)
"…a platter of energies to immerse yourself in…the prowess of these dancers is something well worth seeing (The Public Reviews)
Twelve of the world's best young dancers will perform a mixed bill of choreography by acclaimed choreographers Lauri Stallings, Tom Dale and Augusto Corrieri, from February.
Artistic director David Waring said: "No other graduate company commissions so many new dance works on an annual basis. By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to lead the way in contemporary dance with this exciting, sophisticated and intelligent repertoire programme."
Founded by Bonnie Bird in 1982, Transitions Dance Company aims to bridge the gap between training and a professional performance career for graduate dancers. The company is supported artistically and administratively by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and company members complete the MA Dance Performance programme as part of their year's training. The company is also generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust.
Led by Artistic Director David Waring, Transitions is based at the stunning RIBA Stirling prize-winning Laban building in Deptford, South East London. Distinguished Transitions alumni include Brooke Smiley, Michael Clark Company, Leila McMillan, Tom Dale, Luca Silvestrini and Matthew Bourne.
26 February Bay Theatre, Weymouth
2 March Rich Mix, London
7 March Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
15 March Stranmillis Theatre, Belfast (a Crescent Arts Centre Production)
19 March Mermaid Theatre, Bray, Ireland
April ResExtensa Danza Teatro Danza Residency, Italy
19, 20 Teatro Rossini, Gioia Del Colle, Bari
24 Teatro del Giglio, Lucca
27 Teatro Valle, Rome
May [date TBC] Conservatoire Antonio Ruiz Soler, Seville, Spain
29- 31 May Laban Theatre, London
3 June Poole and Purbeck Art Week, Poole
More dates to follow. Please check our website for updates -/transitions-dance-company/tour-dates
The 2013 company
This year's talented company includes: Rosie Gregory, Daisy Farris, Holly Preece, Silvia Rossi, Sarah Golding, Glynn Egerton-Read, Laura Ann Heywood, Rebecca Hall, Robert Keates, Sarah Lee, Hannah Cameron and Brian Solomon.
Picture - Chris Nash Photography