Trinity Laban alumni shake up Sadler's Wells

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In spring 2016, an extraordinary number of Trinity Laban alumni take their work to the Sadler's Wells stage.

In March, balletLORENT presents its adaptation of Snow White (pictured). Founded and Artistically Directed by Trinity Laban alumnus Liv Lorent MBE, its cast of dancers features fellow alumnus Caroline Reece. Richard Alston Dance Company, performing a world premiere, An Italian in Madrid as part of a quadruple bill, features Trinity Laban graduate Elly Braund. Completing the alumni line-up in March is choreographer Tom Dale, whose family-friendly work Digitopia is performed in collaboration with MOKO Dance.

April sees two of the country’s biggest names in contemporary dance take to the Sadler’s Wells stage. Motionhouse, renowned for its daring and often site-specific works, performs the acrobatic Broken. Its Executive Director Louise Richards is a Trinity Laban alumnus. Later in the month, the ever-popular BalletBoyz presents Life., a world premiere. Company dancer Matthew Sandiford graduated from Trinity Laban in 2012, with the company’s rehearsal director, Charlotte Pook, also joining him as an alumnus.

Representing Trinity Laban in May are alumni Lee Ching-Chun and Zinzi Minott. Lee is Associate Artistic Director for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, bringing its unique fusions of ancient and modern traditions to London in Songs of the Wanderers. Later in the month, performer Zinzi explores the politics of dance in The Rebel Man Standard alongside choreographers Jamila Johnson-Small and Hamish MacPherson.

Sadler’s Wells, London, is a world leader in contemporary dance. It programmes a plethora of dance styles in performances throughout the year, as well as offering dance artists a place to choreograph, comprising three theatres in addition to numerous spaces for hire.

To book tickets to any of these performances, please visit the Sadler’s Wells website.