Choreographer from the BBC1 programme So You Think You Can Dance, Simeon Qsyea, and West End dancer, Gavin Eden, will lead workshops at Trinity Laban’s annual Dance Summer School from 20-31 July at the Laban Building in London.
Founder and director of BirdGang Dance Company, a hip hop theatre company based in London, Simeon has worked with Dizzee Rascal, Will.i.am, Ella Eyre and Lenny Henry. He has also choreographed Alexandra Burke and JLS and has worked with physical theatre company DV8.
Gavin has performed for theatre shows, such as We Will Rock You in London, and Cats Das Musical – the European Tour. He has also performed roles with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and has made TV appearances in The Paul O Grady Show, So Graham Norton and The Naked Commercial for Sanex.
Trinity Laban’s Dance Summer School is an intensive programme for dancers of all abilities aged 16 and above. Held over two weeks, participants can tailor their own programme from a diverse range of classes.
Summer School Programme Manager, Alison Gee, says: “The course aims to create an unforgettable dance experience and give participants a deeper understanding of contemporary styles. The course is open to anyone ranging from enthusiastic beginners to those who would like to continue dance practice over the summer, refresh or refine their skills or meet like-minded dance artists from all over the world.”
The Learning and Participation (Dance) Department also announced the opening of applications for the Victoria Worsfold Griffiths Bursary.
The bursary was set up seven years ago to enable a dance teacher to participate in the Trinity Laban Dance Summer School in order to develop their career and further studies in dance. There are two bursaries available this year, which will pay for the full two week fee of Summer School (although accommodation is not included). The deadline for applications is 12 June.