Trinity Laban students contribute to BBC documentary

Male dancer leaps

Students and staff Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have taken part in BBC documentary Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance, which was broadcast on Sunday 13 December on BBC Four.

The documentary explored the story of modern dance, combining historical footage and interviews with leading practitioners, with footage featuring Trinity Laban students in rehearsal and performance. Modern dance was explored through the students’ eyes as they encountered key works from the genre for the first time. Students demonstrated the ground-breaking techniques that have shaped the genre, and performed the works of choreographers whose work has challenged audiences and revolutionised dance.

Trinity Laban held an exclusive screening of the film earlier in the week. Speaking to the audience, Principal of Trinity Laban, Professor Anthony Bowne, commented “We were particularly thrilled to be invited to take part in this documentary. Here at Trinity Laban we believe that our mission is not just to train dancers and musicians to enter their respective professions, but also to make sure that those professions are thriving.”

Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance forms part of BBC Four’s Year of Song and Dance, a year of programming exploring the extraordinary power of song and dance.

You can watch Dance Rebels: A Story of Modern Dance on BBC iPlayer here for thirty days after broadcast.

Picture Credits: James Keates