Horniman

Dancers performing in herb garden

HISTORIC PROJECTS

Our respective Learning and Participation teams have been working in partnership on various projects since 2009.

CAT / JUNIOR Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

We both used the Horniman Museum and its objects as the starting point for music and dance compositions/choreography. The result was several performance pieces created by CAT students choreographing and performing working with Junior Trinity student composers.

Amanda Gough / OYP Choreography sessions

Several times over the last few years Amanda has taken groups of one year programme students to the museum to improvise site specific work in the galleries.

BIG DANCE PICNIC / July 2012

This was the first major event which emerged from BIG Dance funding. We did the picnic as a partnership project with Trinity Laban Learning and Participation being the event producers for the event, supported by Horniman Museum.  The link was with the Horniman museum was inspired by a photographic exhibition they were having, so we took that as a stimulus for programming.

HORNIMAN’S CURIOUS TEA PARTY / July 2014

A large scale event over 2 days with 10,000 attending over the weekend. This interdisciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team. Our Youth Programme and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.

HORNAMAN'S AFRICA SEASON OPENING EVENT / July 2015

A large scale family event with 3000 people attending over one day. This interdiciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team. Our Youth Programme, CAT, Adult classes and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.

OBJECT HOSTING

We now feature an object annually, selected from the Horniman Museum, which is placed on the ramp in the Laban Building. This inspires some of the programming at the Horniman Museum and Garden's Summer Festivals, including commissioned work and participatory opportunities and performances. 

RESEARCH

On the 27 November 2014, we worked together to develop a Symposium which discussed dance organisations and museums working together. More information can be found here.

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