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Dance alum commissioned by Oxford Arts venue

Tue 17 November 2020

Thomas Page will create solo screen dance for Lights Up

Trinity Laban alum Thomas Page is one of six artists to be commissioned by Oxford’s Arts at the Old Fire Station as part of their Lights Up project. This first round of support sees artists receive £500 to produce a new work on the theme of relationships.

Thomas, who graduated from Trinity Laban’s BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance programme in 2018, will create a solo screen dance exploring artistic community, responsibility and how artists use their platforms. The film will be shared online by Arts at The Old Fire Station later this month.

Thomas comments –

“I’m very grateful to Arts at The Old Fire Station for selecting me as one of their Lights Up Artists and allowing me to continue creating work during these challenging times. For this commission I’ve created a short dance film looking at my personal responsibility as a choreographer and contemporary dance artist, reflecting on ways I can create safe spaces and celebrate my artistic community.”

Thomas is inviting fellow artists to create their own short response to the work and the question “As an artist, what is my responsibility?”. Responses can be in any medium and can be shared on social media tagging @ThomasPageDances and @ArtsattheOFS.

Thomas hopes to encourage a wide artistic community to engage and ‘let the ripple effect flow’.

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Image Credit: Jazzula Donoghue Photography (@jazzuladonoghuephotography)