Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017

Age Exchange Performance

As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2017, Trinity Laban will be presenting an evening of live performance and film, showcasing three exceptional dance works created in 2017.

These works have been created for, by and with participants from three of Trinity Laban’s flagship Dance and Health Programmes.

Trinity Laban’s over 60’s dance group Boundless will present their most recent performance works exploring harmony and separation. The group meets weekly, working solely in a contemporary and creative dance style, with its members inspired by and engaged in exploring the artistry of the dancing body in later life.

Our Dancing for Health group share their new dance film exploring notions of re-birth, identity and tenderness. Dancing for Health is a weekly creative dance class for adults with acquired brain injury or stroke. This film has been created by the dancers, in partnership with choreographer Stella Howard and filmmaker Roswitha Chesher.

Beyond the Wall shares a multi-sensory interactive arts performance bringing to life cutting- edge research into improving life with dementia. This is a poignant piece of contemporary dance, set to an original live and interactive music score by Eliot Lloyd Short.

In spring 2016, dance artists Lucy Evans and Stella Howard were commissioned by Age Exchange and Trinity Laban’s Learning & Participation team to undertake further research toward improving the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Read more about their experience on the Trinity Laban blog.

Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts, Learning and Participation (Dance) Programme Manager commented on the project –

“We are incredibly excited to present this work which profiles the artistic and creative accomplishments of participants and artists from our growing Dance and Health programme. We certainly feel we are on a journey of discovery with this area of work, everyday inspired by the creativity, anarchy and boldness of our participants; re-defining themselves as artists in their own right. We hope this mixed bill will provide useful and inspiring insight into our inquiry led, participant centred approach to Dance and Health work.”  

The Triple Bill takes place on Wednesday 14 June, from 7pm. For more information on the upcoming events visit our Projects page.

Photo credit: Roswitha Chesher