Anthony Bowne

Role

Principal of Trinity Laban

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4391

Biography

Professor Anthony Bowne has been Principal of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance since 2010. He was Joint Principal and Designated Officer previously. As Director of Laban between 2003 and 2005, Anthony played a key role in the merger (2005) with Trinity College of Music which formed Trinity Laban, the largest of the conservatoires in UK higher education. His focus has been, and remains, the development of Trinity Laban as an international hub for the development of performing artists who will lead their art forms throughout the first half of the 21st century.His education in dance at (then) Laban in the early 1980’s is complemented by an honours degree in Economics from the University of Southampton and an MSc from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Anthony’s early career was as an economist in the motor industry. Later, he held an academic position at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and his experience as an educator was balanced with creative expertise as a lighting designer for both theatre and architecture. Projects include theatre design for Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, Hong Kong Ballet, Rosemary Butcher, the Cholmondeleys and the National Theatre of Taiwan and architectural design for the World Finance Centre in Shanghai, Chijms in Singapore and Joyce retail stores in Hong Kong. Utilising his training and experience in the performing arts, economics and architecture Anthony led the project to realise the Stirling Prize winning Laban Building which opened in 2003. He acted as Arts Council England capital project mentor on the Lottery funded New Vic theatre and served on the Rambert Dance Company Property Committee for the company’s relocation to London’s South Bank.Anthony currently chairs both the Finance and Remunerations Committees of London Higher, the ‘umbrella’ organisation for London’s universities and higher education colleges. He is also Deputy Chair of Conservatoires UK and Chair of the UCAS Advisory Group for Universities and Colleges Admissions. Other board memberships include the Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund, Bird College, HEFCE’s Teaching Quality and Student Experience Strategic Committee, Blackheath Halls (Chair) and the Mayor of London’s Cultural Strategy Group. He has served on both the DCMS Dance Forum and the All Party Parliamentary Dance Group and is Visiting Chair of Dance for Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore and Visiting Professor of City University, London.

Qualifications / Educational Background

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTUR, E
MSC Architecture 1992

, LABAN CENTRE FOR MOVEMENT AND DANCE
 Post -Graduate Diploma, 1982 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
 BSc (Hons) Economics, 1977


Anthony's lighting design work includes Adventures in Motion Pictures, Fin Walker and Rosemary Butcher (UK), the Lyric Theatre (Hong Kong), National Theatre (Taiwan) and Hong Kong Ballet (Hong Kong).

Teaching Experience

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE


TRINITY LABAN CONSERVATOIRE OF MUSIC AND DANCE
Joint Principal and Designated Officer, 2005 - 2010

LABAN Chief Executive, 2003 - 2005

LABAN Deputy Chief Executive, 1994 - 2003

HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Senior Lecturer, Theatre Lighting Design, 1996 - 1998, (sabbatical position)
Leading the teaching of theatre and architectural lighting design and developing the Academy's first Masters programme

LABAN CENTRE FOR MOVEMENT AND DANCE
Senior Lecturer, 1987 - 1994
Lecturing in lighting design and theatre production skills
Course Co-ordinator of Advanced Performance Course
Technical Direction and Management of Transitions Dance Company

LABAN CENTRE FOR MOVEMENT AND DANCE
Lecturer, 1983 - 1986
Lecturing in lighting design and theatre production skills

ROVER CARS
Senior Financial Analyst, 1979 - 1981
Leading a team of Financial Analysts

ROVER CARS
Financial Analyst, 1978 -1979
PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN (selection 1993 - 2003)

CARMINA BURANA, National Theatre, Taiwan       1993 
SILENT TONGUES, Fin Walker
SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE, Three's Company, Royal Festival Hall

METALCHOLICA, The Cholmondeleys        1994
FORGOTTEN VOICES, Fin Walker
SILENCE OF THE PESTLE SOUND,  National Theatre, Taiwan

SWINGER, Yolande Snaith                   1995
CAR, The Cholmondeleys
FIERCE/PINK/HOUSE, Della Davidson

SPRING DANCE, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong       1996 

UNA COSA RARA (opera), Drama Theatre, HKAPA, Hong Kong      1997
G'S CLUB, Shanghai, China (architectural)
DANCE! DANCE!! DANCE!!!, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong

JOYCE DEPARTMENT STORE, Central, Hong Kong (architectural)        1998 
DUSK 'TIL DAWN, Hong Kong (architectural)
JOYCE DEPARTMENT STORE, Nathan Road, Hong Kong (architectural)

WORLD FINANCE CENTRE, Shanghai, China (architectural)        1999 

VAST DESERT, National Theatre, Taiwan       2000

CHIJMES, , Singapore (architectural)        2001
RITE OF SPRING, Natalie Weir, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong 

NOW BLIND YOURSELF, Jan De Schynkel,  The Place Theatre, London     2002
SLOW-STILL-DIVIDED, Rosemary Butcher, Tanzquartier, Vienna

RITE OF SPRING, Natalie Weir, Hong Kong Ballet, tour        2003

 

 

 

External appointments

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIPS

Board member and Chair of Remunerations and Finance Committees, London Higher  (current)

Member of Mayor of London's Cultural Strategy Group (current)

Member of Universities UK (current)

Member of HEFCE's Teaching Quality and Student Experience (TQSE) Strategic Committee (current)

Deputy Chair, Conservatoires UK (current)

Chair, UCAS Conservatoires Advisory Group for Universities and Colleges Admissions System (
UCAS Conservatoires
) (current)

Board member, Bird College, Sidcup (current)

Board member, Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund (current)

Guest Professor, Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (current)

Chair, Blackheath Halls, Greenwich, London (current)

Visiting Professor, City University London (current)

Mentor for Arts Council England Lottery Capital Programme (Young Vic Theatre)

Member, Scholarship Review Panel, Western Australia Academy for Performing Arts

Chair, Cholmondeleys and Featherstoneshaughs dance companies

Member of DCMS Dance Forum

Member, Property Committee, Rambert Dance Company

Board member, Creative Lewisham

Board member, Deptford Creative Village

Degree Accreditation Panel member, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation

Validation Panel member, Open University validation of Lasalle College, Singapore

Governor, Finnish Institute, London

Awards

Anthony was one of 10 lighting designers chosen as 'ones to watch' in 'Lighting Dimensions' (USA) and won a London Dance and Performance Award in 1992 for the lighting design of Yolande Snaith's 'No Respite'.

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