On Thursday 9 June, Trinity Laban held a reception to celebrate the recent announcement of its acquisition of Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP).
Amongst the attendees were HM Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London Ken Olisa OBE, Obajimi Adefiranye (Chair of Lewisham Council), Allan MacCarthy (representative of the Mayor of Greenwich), Lord Lipsey (Chairman of Trinity Laban), as well as several alumni and Honorary Fellows of Trinity Laban.
Guests at the reception heard a speech from Anthony Bowne, who highlighted how future generations of Trinity Laban students will benefit from these new powers. They then attended the BA2 Historical Project performance, in which second year undergraduate dance students performed extracts from works by Sir Matthew Bourne, Yvonne Rainer, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham and Wayne McGregor CBE.
The first Trinity Laban degrees will be awarded in summer 2017.
Image: Principal of Trinity Laban, Professor Anthony Bowne, speaking at the TDAP reception (credit - Lidia Crisafulli)
Photo gallery credits: Lidia Crisafulli and James Keates