Trinity Laban at Alchemy Festival 2017

Alchemy returns from 19 – 29 May, showcasing the dynamic creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK and featuring numerous Trinity Laban alumni.

Over a period of ten days, the Southbank Centre is invigorated with contemporary dance, performance, music and literature from international and British artists.

On 24 May, 2016 graduate Francesco Migliaccio will perform in a new work by Jose Agudo – the assistant choreographer for Akram Khan Company - entitled Paradiso. The work is inspired by the finale of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the astrological influences of the navagrahas (nine planets) of Hindu mythology.

Alumnus Mandeep Raikhy will be showing his work Queen Size at Alchemy on 19 May. It features fellow graduate Parinay Mehra as one of two male dancers who perform this intimate work, created as a response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises homosexuality in India.

Preethi Athreya, another Trinity Laban graduate, will be showing her work Conditions of Carriage - The Jumping Project on 21 May. This unique dance experience will take place on the roof of Royal Festival Hall, as an ensemble of 10 dancers negotiate the force of gravity.

For more information and to book tickets visit the Southbank Centre website.

Image: Mandeep Raikhy