Trinity Laban Professor of Choreography and award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE has developed two exciting new programmes, featuring numerous alumni.
This year, Studio Wayne McGregor (which encompasses all of Wayne McGregor’s creative output, including Company Wayne McGregor) has launched PEER, a mentoring programme for final year vocational dance students and recent graduates. Current student Natasha Wort has been announced as a participant for this year, receiving a year-long programme of tailored interactions with Studio Wayne McGregor.
FreeSpace is another cornerstone programme. This major new artist development and community engagement programme will offer choreographic artists studio space free of charge in meaningful blocks of time towards creation, research and rehearsal.
Trinity Laban alumni Maxine Doyle and Kerry Nicholls are among this year’s cohort of FreeSpace artists, alongside Candoco Dance Company, which was artistically co-directed by alumni Pedro Machado and Stine Nilsen from 2007 to 2017, and features alumni Olivia Edginton and Megan Armishaw as dancers.
Wayne McGregor recently gave a talk at the Laban Building to Trinity Laban Masters students, sharing thought-provoking advice and information. You can catch up on the highlights on our Twitter feed.
McGregor has also recently announced a new show as part of Sadler’s Wells new season, in which he will be working with a geneticist who will build up a DNA profile of his ‘personal biological archaeology’ to inform the choreography.
For more information visit the Studio Wayne McGregor website.