Trinity Laban dance alumni and students are performing as dancers and 'participants' at the Southbank Centre as part of The Hayward Gallery's Move: Choreographing You, a series of events which explores the interaction between art and dance from the late 1950s to the present. Installations and sculptures are interwoven with programmes of live dance and performance events.
The Move: Choreographing You exhibition in the Hayward Gallery,
curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator, features some of
modern and contemporary art's most celebrated artists and
choreographers including Tania Bruguera, William Forsythe, Isaac
Julien, Mike Kelley, La Ribot, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Tino
Sehgal, Yvonne Rainer, Simone Forti, Trisha Brown, whose work is
seen alongside new commissions. Many of these works are activated
by the public and by the group of resident performers - the Trinity
Laban alumni participants who feature in Xavier Le Roy and Marten
Spangberg's Production, which includes Mike Kelly's Test Room and
Simone Forti's Huddle and Hangers. These intriguing and often
daring pieces take place in the gallery for the duration of the
As part of Celebrating Trisha Brown, Dance Umbrella 2010, one of Brown's most iconic early works, Floor of the Forest (1970) comes to the UK for the first time. Trinity Laban students and dancers from Candoco Dance Company animate the installation to coincide with Trisha Brown Dance Company's Repertory Evening. Performers dress and undress their way through a free-standing sculpture threaded with clothing. A normally vertical activity is performed horizontally and reshaped by the pull of gravity.
In Early Works, also part of Celebrating Trisha Brown, two Trinity Laban dance students will be performing in Brown's Spanish Dance (1973), a work to Bob Dylan's version of Early Mornin' Rain, performed in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern. A piece for five women, its "purpose is both its transparent structure and the sensual unfolding of that structure" (Claudia La Rocco, New York Times, 2007).
Dancers from Trinity Laban will also recreate Trisha Brown's Drift along the Thames between the National Theatre, Tate Modern and Southbank Centre. In Drift (1974) performers advance at a medium pace while moving a fraction of an inch to the right with each step, causing the image to drift slowly right and then left. Passers-by can stop to watch the piece or accompany the performers along their journey.
13 October 2010 - 9 January 2011
For more information and tickets please visit http://move.southbankcentre.co.uk or call 0844 847 9910.