Trinity Laban at the Southbank Centre

On January 9th Trinity Laban provided a a fantastic free day of dance and music, featuring Earle Brown's unique graphic score December 1952, to hundreds of people in the Southbank Centre's Clore Ballroom.

Devised by dancers and musicians from Trinity Laban, with the direction of Lizzi Kew Ross and Ian Mitchell, December 1952 (the first graphic score) is a plain A4 sheet containing 31 rectangles of different sizes, shapes and density. It has no indications of pitch, rhythm or structure and initially had no indications as to how the score might be interpreted.

Brown was heavily influenced by the contrast and balance of Alexander Calder's mobiles and the immediacy of Jackson Pollock's action painting in creating December 1952 and many other works. This has encouraged the choreographers, dancers, musicians, lighting and costume designers of this performance to create and think in challenging ways keeping the performance mobile and spontaneous.

The event closed the Move - Choreographing You exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre.