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Trinity Laban launches alumni performance platform

Wed 27 Feb 2019

Dance artists Artémise Ploegaerts, Rob McNeill and Irina Baldini will present work at the inaugural Bite Size Pieces sharing on Saturday 2 March.

Bite Size Pieces is a performance platform at Trinity Laban for dance alumni, offering the opportunity to showcase new work – both finished and in development – with professional tech support and receive peer feedback.

The scheme launches this weekend (2 March 19.30h) with the first trio of alumni sharing pieces in the Laban Building’s Studio Theatre.

Dancer, choreographer and curator Irina Baldini (BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, 2010) presents IN THE EVENT OF, a work that explores the relationship between visceral and intellectual approaches to events with sound design by H.a. van Hees.

Performer, choreographer, curator, and former Punchdrunk Theatre Company member, Rob McNeill (BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, 2003) has devised Towards an Ensemble in collaboration with students from E15 Acting School. The work-in-progress is a sketch of a roaming site responsive work for outdoor spaces that will incorporate mobile technology for light and score.

In her solo work Dis-Figuring-Me-Out, choreographer, dancer and video artist Artémise Ploegaerts (BA (Hons) Dance Theatre, 2011) connects femininity with personal memory and mass culture, focusing on the way in which stereotypes about femininity and cultural norms shape the female body.

After each presentation Tony Thatcher (MA Choreographer Programme Leader), Lizzi Kew Ross (Artistic Director of Lizzi Kew Ross & Co and Lecturer in Choreography at Trinity Laban) and Charles Linehan (previously Choreographer in Residence at The Place, now Reader in Choreography at Trinity Laban) will guide a Q&A with the artist. All three choreographers have experience working with young artists and have previously been involved in The Artistic Practice Forum at Trinity Laban, which provided peer support for artists’ creative practice.

The evening’s performance will be followed by a free drinks reception, giving both the audience and the artists a chance to socialise and engage in further discussions about the works.

Bite Size Pieces
19.30h | SAT 2 MAR | Studio Theatre, Laban Building, SE8 3DZ
Admission Free

Future performance opportunities are anticipated in the next academic year. To register interest or apply, please email Lucy Nicholson (Communications and Alumni Relations Manager) at alumni@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

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