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Alumni Round Up March 2023

Wed 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.

Luca Silvestrini’s award-winning dance adaptation of The Little Prince was performed at Lakeside Arts, Nottingham on 11 March.

Deborah Abel Dance Company performed Come to the Circle from The Wild Devine at an event celebrating women in Chelsea High School, Massachusetts, on 21 March.

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.

A recent performance at the Old Market, Brighton was reviewed by The Stage. The Album, co-created by Sarah Golding and Yukiko Masui (known as SAY), is a “part-gig and part-dance show.”

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.

At the beginning of March, Ezra Collective (Joseph Armon-Jones, Dylan Jones, Femi Koleoso) were one of the international standouts who performed at Clockenflap 2023 in Hong Kong.

Cassie Kinoshi is involved in creating original music for the exciting new production of Recognition, by Talawa, the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company.

BBC interviewed trans singer and recent Musical Theatre graduate, Teddy Hinde, as Teddy showed the effect of testosterone on his voice.

Jazz singer-songwriter, Cherise Adams-Burnett, chats to Notion about her upcoming music project and new single, Secrets.

John Savournin played Gaffer Gubbins the Dragon, in the opera ‘The Dragon of Wantley’. Read the opera review by The Arts Fuse here.

London Brew (Nubya Garcia) released their new single, Raven Flies Low, on 9 March.

World-renowned international countertenor, Terry Barber, performed the live production of ‘Mercury: The Life and Music of Queen’s Freddie Mercury’ at Sedona and Cottonwood, Arizona.

Camilla George was included in the NN North Sea Jazz Festival announcement of second wave artists.

The Standard published an article on 12 March about the late Fela Kuti, musician, activist and pioneer of afro-beats.

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.

Maria Marchant performed at the Worchester Concert Club on 26 March, featuring works by Clara Schumann, Joanna Gill, Roderick Williams, John Ireland and more.

On 31 March, Nardus Williams sang alongside Dunedin Consort, Scotland’s leading baroque ensemble, for an evening celebrating Handel.


Coming up:

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

Lewis Wright was among the names announced for The Garden Party, part of Creamfields South 2023, happening in May. Get your tickets here.


Resolution 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.