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The next phase of our My London: Dance & Social Action Project is:

Create Dance To Protest: Project for 11-18yr olds

Join Trinity Laban for a FREE Dance Project March- April 2023

Young dancers will choreograph group and solo work about protest.  Working with Dance Artist Christopher Owen (Hofesh Shechter Company, Russell Maliphant Dance Company), you will look at techniques to create your own dance material that communicates ideas and protests for social change. Inspired by the work of choreographers creating dance that calls for social action, you will create new dance work about issues that matter to you.

Your dance work will be filmed and performed at the My London: Youth Summit on 25 April.

There will be additional opportunities to develop the work in Summer 2023.

When & Where:

  • Monday 27 March 5-7pm
  • Monday 3 April 5-7pm
  • Monday 17 April 5-7pm
  • Monday 24 April 5-7pm
  • Tuesday 25 April 5-9pm Performance*

Sessions at the Laban Building, Creekside, Deptford, SE8 3DZ

*Performance at Tramshed, 51-53 Woolwich New Road, SE18 6ES

Participants need to attend all dates, to create a dance ready to perform.

Travel to & from the project, within Lewisham and Greenwich, can be reimbursed to participants on receipt of tickets.

Book a Place: https://forms.office.com/e/7hPAHTmEPH

Places are limited. This project is open to young people aged 11-18years. Priority will go to young people living or studying in Lewisham or Greenwich.

For more information contact: youthprogramme@trinitylaban.ac.uk

About Christopher Owen:

Christopher is a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Southeast London. He has worked for leading repertory dance and theatre companies including National Dance Company of Wales, Scottish Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Ireland, and Candoco Dance Company. Christopher was introduced to a wide range of contemporary techniques such as Hofesh Schecter, Nigel Charnock, Russell Maliphant and Trisha Brown. He received a ‘Moving Dance Forward’ award to further his research interests in choreography, and has since created work on youth companies, professional dancers and intergenerational groups. More recently, Christopher co-founded London International Dance Intensive, an annual dance festival offering professional dancers a diverse program of teaching artists that best reflects today’s working conditions.

About My London:

This project is part of My London: Greenwich & Lewisham Partnership.

My London is a two year project to engage young people in social action; developing awareness of social issues, enabling young people to investigate and express ideas about these issues through dance, and act to make change.  The project builds young people’s agency, voice and power to positively impact participants’ well-being.

Trinity Laban is one of five organisations in the My London: Enabling Youth Social Action Greenwich and Lewisham Partnership. We are working in partnership with METRO Charity, Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Tramshed, and Lewisham Youth Theatre. Young people working with each organisation come together to plan and lead joint social action activities over a two year period through a Youth Steering Group, alongside activities within each organisation.

Trinity Laban’s project within the partnership explores how dance can enable young people to engage in social action.


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