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A Better Place: CoLab 2023

Tue 14 February 2023

CoLab 2023 has begun. Trinity Laban’s annual celebration of cross-disciplinary collaboration and creativity returns for the next two weeks. 900 students from our Faculties of Dance and Music come together with staff and visiting artists from around the world to create works rooted in imagination and experimentation. 

Guided by expert mentors, students take over classrooms, hallways, studios and theatre spaces with CoLab becoming renowned world wide for its revolutionary approach. 74 wide-ranging projects will explore subjects such as community, relationships, world-music, gender and politics, all centred on a revitalising and hopeful theme of ‘A Better Place’.  

Find out what the TL community has been developing in an explosive series of lunchtime concerts and evening showcases, beginning on Thursday 16 February and ending with an otherworldly finale at The Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich, on Saturday 25 February.  

Join us on 17 February to experience these standout highlights: TaSTE (Tracking and Smart Textiles Environments) exploring technologies that capture physical movement and transform the human body into a musical instrument (17 Feb, 19.00-19.30), a collaboration with the University of Southern California (USC) between USC choreographers and TL composers (17 Feb, 19:30-21:00), and Clod Ensemble’s project in which the audience share the dance floor with professional dancers and a live twelve-piece band Laban (17 Feb, 21.30).   

CoLab 2023, Final Night (24 Feb, 19:30-22:30) is the climax of extraordinary talent bursting at the seams on the verge of great accomplishments. Expect risk-taking creativity that perfectly encapsulates why new work is more important than ever.   

Check out the full programme on our What’s On page.