Trinity Laban alumnus receives Arts Council Funding

Daisy Farris graduated in 2013 with an MA in Dance Performance. During this time, she established Daisy Farris Dance Collective, who have recently been awarded funding to support the Research and Development of The Princess Alice project.

The project will commence in January 2017 and will be supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts and the Royal Borough of Greenwich Community Art Fund. Daisy tells us:

‘The vision is to create a piece of work based on the Princess Alice disaster, which was a boat accident on the Thames in 1878. The eventual aim of the project is to create a piece with professional dancers and an extended community cast.

Receiving the funding feels like a step forward for everybody in the collective. I cried when I heard the news, when I found out the application was successful it was such a relief that it had all been worthwhile!’

Daisy Farris Dance Collective is made up of five Trinity Laban alumni: Glyn Egerton-Read, Hannah Cameron, Holly Preece, Laura Heywood and Sarah Gaul, all fellow 2013 graduates. Daisy added:

‘We would never have come together if we didn’t train at Trinity Laban. There’s so many opportunities to meet different people, being in a building where there’s so much going on is very interesting and refreshing. The staff are all practicing artists and/or academics in the field, therefore the knowledge they have to share is invaluable.'

To read the full interview with Daisy Farris please visit the Trinity Laban blog.

To find out more about studying dance at Trinity Laban, visit our Study pages.

Image: Daisy Farris Dance Collective performing at Swallowsfeet 2015. Photograph by Swallowsfeet Collective.