body melts: A Digital PremiereMon 22 February 2021
TL presents a virtual event showcasing Maja Luther’s immersive installation and insight into her creative process.
Incorporating her background in figure skating with her MA in Creative Practice, Maja Luther explores what happens when ice and body meet.
Originally presented in the Laban Theatre as part of Trinity Laban’s Graduate Showcase in October 2020, body melts is the culmination of her postgraduate studies and will be available for audiences at home to experience through a digital premiere on TL’s YouTube channel on Tuesday 23 February at 19.00.
“In a world full of information, it is essential for all of us to return to feeling and sensing what is actually happening within us, so we can respond to the world appropriately.”
Maja’s work invites the audience to handle ice, creating a space to re-encounter their senses by experiencing the melting process. This tactile experience offers the co-creator a tangible way to contemplate climate change. Instead of grappling with abstract facts and figures, they can physically feel the sensation of melting ice.
Part-sensory experience, part political commentary, body melt asks us to explore our relationship with nature.
Following the digital premiere, Maja shares her insight into the choreographic process and her experience of postgraduate study in an exclusive interview over on TL Instagram.
Prior to studying at Trinity Laban, Maja competed as a figure skater at national junior level and performed for over a decade as a soloist principal with companies including Holiday on Ice and Stars on Ice Netherlands. She is a qualified coach and has choreographed award-winning performances for professional skaters and created custom shows for Royal Caribbean International. She is now drawing on her experience to push the boundaries and expectations of Figure Skating performance.
Learn more about Postgraduate Dance on our study pages and at our MA/MFA Creative Practice Independent Dance Open Day on Thursday 25 February 2021 (15:00–17:00).
Image: body melts (2020)