Trinity Laban shortlisted for four awards from One Dance UK

Wed 17 Oct 2018

The nominations for this year’s One Dance UK Awards have just been announced, with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance receiving the highest number of nominations of any organisation.

A panel of expert judges drawn from the dance sector reviewed over 800 nominations to arrive at a shortlist of three nominees for each of the 23 categories.

Trinity Laban is a finalist for the Inspirational Work in Education Award, alongside Candoco Dance Company and YDance. This nomination is specifically for the Learning & Participation (Dance) team, led by Veronica Jobbins MBE, and the award “will go to an organisation or dance company doing excellent work with or for dance teachers/practitioners in or out of school.”

Professor Emma Redding (pictured left), Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban, has been nominated in both the Dance Science category and Research in Dance – Impact Award (sponsored by Northern School of Contemporary Dance), for her career developing dance science as a recognised field of study. She teaches physiology and contemporary technique at Trinity Laban alongside her management and research work, and is a former President of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.

Rosemary Brandt (pictured right), Senior Lecturer in Choreological Studies, has been shortlisted for the Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award. A former professional dancer in South Africa, Rosemary went on to complete an MA and lecture at the Laban Centre before its merger to form Trinity Laban. She taught around the world before returning to Trinity Laban in 2005, where she played a big part in introducing the Specialist Diploma in Choreological Studies.

Several Trinity Laban alumni have also reached the shortlist including Karen Gallagher (Jane Attenborough Award) and Kim Hutt (Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award).

Multi-media show Charge by Motionhouse, whose founder and executive director is alumnus Louise Richards, has been shortlisted for the People's Choice Award, while Möbius Dance (whose Creative Director is alumnus Gianluca Vincentini) are in the running for the Leeds Dance Partnership Award. Trinity Laban Honorary Fellow Judith Mackrell has been nominated for the Dance Writing Award

The final winners will be announced at a ceremony, dinner and celebration on 24 November in Leeds - an opportunity for people in the industry to unite, celebrate, acknowledge and recognise the people who have made an impact on the vibrant UK dance landscape.

Read the full One Dance UK Awards shortlist here

(Image: Young participants engage with dance through Trinity Laban's Learning & Participation team)