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In Conversation with women in The Arts

Thu 19 December 2019

Episode 2 of our new podcast series Trinity Laban Crosscurrent

Trinity Laban Crosscurrent is a music and dance podcast brought to you by London’s creative conservatoire, unearthing interesting and divergent stories in the performing arts through conversations with students, staff, alumni and friends.

In the second episode of this six-part Trinity Laban Crosscurrent series, host Will Howarth is in conversation with women in the arts, talking to members of the Trinity Laban community about the Conservatoire’s Venus Blazing initiative and what it means to be female creators in 2019.

Born in Tampere, Finland, and raised in Santiago, Chile, dance maker and recent graduate Wilhelmina Ojanen talks about her choreography, developing her artistic voice as a Young Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells, and what the dance landscape is like as a woman, joined by freelance dance artist and fellow Trinity Laban alum Miia Mäkilä. Miia collaborates with Wilhelmina and is also a company dancer for The Natashas Project.

Caroline Wigmore (American/British composer, book-writer) and lyricist and Jen Green (London-based composer and orchestrator) have been writing musicals together since meeting at Goldsmiths University, where they were both awarded MAs in writing for musical theatre in 2011. Their shows include Errol’s Garden (Golden Toad Theatre 2020)The Gingerbread Man (Singapore Repertory Theatre 2019), Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (ongoing national tour 2016-current, Skewbald Theatre), Children of the New Forest (YMT 2017), The Legend of White Bear Lake (YMT UK 2016), The Bachelor Girls (YMT UK 2015, Weston College 2016), and Van Winkle – a Folk Musical (S&S Award finalist 2014).

They recently workshopped their show ‘The Bachelor Girls’ with volunteers from Trinity Laban Musical Theatre.

Pianist and Fulbright Scholar Garrett Snedeker performs Clara Schumann’s Pièces Fugitives (4), for piano, Op. 15.

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Trinity Laban Crosscurrent is produced by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the podcast contributors and do not necessarily represent those of the institution as a whole.


Image: Miia Makila (credit Helen Murray for LAND)