Alumni Round Up March 2023Wed 12 April 2023
To start off the Alumni Roundup for March, we want to highlight that Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance was mentioned in an article by Study International as one of three creative arts institutions shaping the contemporary world.
Our dance alumni have accomplished a range of extraordinary work including performances and exhibition openings.
The Guardian wrote an article, Top 10 retold fairytales, which examines how each retelling offers startling new reflections of the world we live in now. Contemporary dance alum Mayowa Ogunnaike, who performed in the staging of Hansel and Gretel by Vicki Igbokwe, was featured in the headline photo of the article.
On 22 March, the exhibition opening of Process|Rehearsal|Performance by Mark Dean in collaboration with Lizzi Kew Ross & Co (Alessandra Ruggeri, Ben McEwen, Dave Waring, Sonia Rafferty) kicked off. The exhibition of the three videos conveys the energy of interdisciplinary art practice.
Center for the Arts’ creative initiatives director, Oona Doherty, came up with the beautiful idea of covering the theatre lobby wall-to-wall with flowers. Read about Stacey Walker Oldham’s WallFlowers exhibit here.
Our music alumni have also achieved outstanding work such as performing internationally and new music releases.
John Savournin played Gaffer Gubbins the Dragon, in the opera ‘The Dragon of Wantley’. Read the opera review by The Arts Fuse here.
Camilla George was included in the NN North Sea Jazz Festival announcement of second wave artists.
On 14 March, Sidhant Kapoor released his first music video Beparwah, a single about slum children and their carefree outlook on life based on the poem ‘Slum Children at Play’ by Ruskin Bond in Mumbai.
Dancing Together Arts Festival
On 13 and 14 April, Sunniva Moen Rorvik and Emma Greene, TL Innovation Award Winners of 2021, will be hosting Dancing Together. As part of the Back on the Map Project, Dancing Together is an arts festival centered around the celebration of African Diasporic art and how it has influenced the UK dance scene. Functioning as an explorative space, the festival will include interactive displays, activities and live events for and by the Lewisham Borough community.
Book your free tickets here.
Brighton Fringe 2023
Alauda Dance (founded by Catherine Sleeman) presents ‘And The Summer Shall Follow’ at Brighton Fringe 2023. Addressing the challenges presented by the climate crisis and mental health crisis, Alauda Dance presents two contemporary dance works that grapple with darkness and light of the natural world and our place within it.
Book your tickets to catch their performance on 6 May here.
Creamfields South 2023
A number of our dance alumni (Sunniva Moen Rorvik, Charis Crudgington, Lucy Clark, Nadine Elise Muncey, Fabio Pronesti, Sanya Malnar, Mandy Tan, Malachi Briant, Kennedy Junior Muntanga, Maya Takeda, Tough Boys Dance Collective, Oluwaseun Olayiwola) will be showcasing their choreography at this year’s Resolution Festival happening at The Place across 19 nights from 18 May to 16 June.
Find out more about each work and book your tickets here.
Ottawa Jazz Festival
Kokoroko (Cassie Kinoshi, Oscar Laurence, Mutale Chashi, Sheila Maurice-Grey) will be part of the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s After Dark series on the OLG Stage. They will be performing on the 27 June. Browse the rest of the Ottawa Jazz Festival 2023 line-up and book your tickets here.