Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is proud to be playing a role in the London 2012 Games.
Our Thames-side location in the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich means more than 20,000 tourists visiting Greenwich Park, London's oldest enclosed Royal Park, for the equestrian events, or watching the big screen, have the opportunity to hear the many students who have remained in London for the summer.
Many Trinity Laban alumni and students are involved in the opening and closing ceremonies and the torch relay.
On 26 July, the penultimate day of the torch relay, Trinity Laban jazz student Tyler Rix carried the Olympic Torch into Hyde Park and on to the concert stage; Tyler then went on to perform the saxophone at BT London Live 2012. An estimated 80,000 crowd gathered to watch Tyler, a footballer as well as a musician, carry the flame onto the stage and light a huge cauldron to mark the start of a special concert to celebrate the torch's arrival. Click here for pictures - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2179187/Olympic-Torch-Relay-2012-Olympic-torch-lights-London--absolutely-fabulous-Tens-thousands-line-streets-flame-arrives-Buckingham-Palace.html
Trinity Laban also hosted the lighting of the torch in Deptford on 23 July. Local MP Joan Ruddock described Trinity Laban as "a wonderful setting" for the Olympic Flame's journey through Lewisham: "The Laban [Building] has always been a reason to be cheerful, ever since its iconic building was built on Creekside ten years ago."
Alumnus A.R. Rahman's song, Nimma Nimma (featuring Jaspreet Jasz).was performed in the Opening Ceremony and can be heard on the official CD of the event, "Isles of Wonder". Alumnus John Miles had his piece "On Golden Cap" performed at the opening of the Olympic sailing in Weymouth on 27 July; and composition teacher Errollyn Wallen will have two large pieces performed at the Paralympics opening ceremony on 29 August. The ceremony will showcase some of the UK's best creative talent.
Music and dance students and alumni involved in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and/or Paralympics include -
Amber Jackson-Bond, Camille Desmarest, Catherine Ibbotson, Clare Lambert, Ella Thiele, Emily Rutherwood, Eva Chambers, Felicity Kerr, Isabelle Sleeman, Jessica Griffiths, Julian Lewis, Natasha Wade, Nigel Beard, Pam Borg, Phoebe Knight, Rachel Keenan, Rosa Firbank, Rosie Riley, Sally Hawkridge, Samantha Edgcombe, Simon Marsh, Sophie Lowen, Sophie Northmore, Stephanie Palmer, Tamsin Bunyard and Yasmin McCullough.