This summer, a group of dancers and musicians from Trinity Laban will be performing at the world-famous BBC Proms festival at the Royal Albert Hall, as part of a special concert promoting classical music to children.
The bespoke Trinity Laban group will perform Anna Meredith’s Connect It for body percussion on Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July. Their performances will form part of the Ten Pieces Prom, which includes performances of ten pieces specifically selected by the BBC to introduce children to classical music and promoted across the UK this year. Other works in the concert will be performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Thomas Søndergård.
The concerts will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, recorded for BBC Radio 2, and will be filmed for broadcast on BBC children’s television at a later date.
Trinity Laban Principal Anthony Bowne commented: “As a world-leading conservatoire for music and contemporary dance, we’re delighted to be taking part in the great festival that is the BBC Proms. We enjoy a worldwide reputation for bringing together music and dance, for championing new work by performing it to the highest possible standards, and for bringing classical music and contemporary dance to new audiences. I’m delighted that this performance allows us to bring together all three of these strengths for a global audience.”