Trinity Laban lecturer choreographs for Cutty Sark

Bethan Peters

Bethan Peters, lecturer for Trinity Laban’s Faculty of Dance, is undertaking a choreographic residency featuring a performance at the Cutty Sark, Greenwich.

Bethan’s residency is hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich, as part of Traveller’s Tails, a programme unpicking the theme of exploration with a particular focus on the voyages of Captain Cook. Between April 2015 and July 2016, Bethan is creating a series of site-specific performances for both professional performers and community groups, as well as delivering dance workshops for museum visitors of all ages.

Bethan’s latest work, to be performed at the Cutty Sark on Sunday 20 March 2016, was created as part of Trinity Laban’s CoLab festival earlier this year. Shifting Beneath features nine dancers, two composers and three musicians from Trinity Laban. Created specifically for its location, it explores the physical effects the sea has on the body, whilst taking inspiration from its historic surroundings.

In June 2016, Bethan presents a large-scale, inter-generational performance in partnership with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban. She is currently seeking her cast of over 50 local people. To express interest in taking part, please contact Bethan on [email protected].

Tickets to see Shifting Beneath are included in general ship admission to the Cutty Sark. For more information, please visit the Royal Museums Greenwich website.

Image credit: Stacie Lee Bennett