The Horniman Museum and Gardens and Trinity Laban have been working together on exciting projects since 2009.
Trinity Laban have worked in partnership with the Horniman Museum for over six years. Each year we jointly produce a ‘launch event’ linked to the Horniman’s summer season. In addition, Trinity Laban also hosts a Horniman Object at the Laban Building, linked to the summer season theme. Previous projects have included pop-up performances in and around the museum and gardens, flash mobs and commissions from professional artists.
Festival of Dance
Summer Season July 2019
This year’s summer event will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Trinity Laban's partnership with Horniman Museum and Gardens, reflecting on a decade of collaboration, exploration and community togetherness. The programme will showcase dance works inspired by our 2019 Object in Focus, a pair of anthropomorphic Stilt steps from Marquesas, Oceania, drawing on themes of ceremony, linear motifs and activities of recreation. The Stilt steps are on display in the Laban building from March-July 2019.
During the Festival of Dance on Sunday 7th July, our audiences can expect to engage with dance performances, family workshops and many more participatory activities that celebrate community through dance.
Find out more on the Horniman Museum website.
Tamasha: Indian Summer / 2017
A day of music, performances, demonstrations, workshops, markets and activities as we began our Indian Summer.
Festa Julina: Brazilian Summer / 2016
A large-scale family event with 7000 people attending on one day. This event including professional and participatory performances.
Opening Event / 2015
A large-scale family event with 3000 people attending on one day.
This interdisciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team.
Our Youth Programme, CAT, Adult classes and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.
Curious Tea Party / 2014
A large-scale event over 2 days with 10,000 attending over the weekend. This interdisciplinary arts event included performances from many of our programmes led by the Learning and Participation team. Our Youth Programme and Retired Not Tired participants were featured in this event.
Big Dance Picnic / 2012
This was the first major event that emerged from BIG Dance funding. Trinity Laban's Learning and Participation: Dance team was the main event producer, supported by the Horniman Museum. The event was inspired by a photographic exhibition in the museum.
Horniman's Curious Tea Party
An interdisciplinary arts event in 2014
Symposium: Dance and Museums
Funded by Arts Council England, Dance and Museums looked at examples of cross arts working, such as dance exhibits in museums, using museum space for dance, and working with museums on joint projects.Read More
Every year, we feature an object selected from the Horniman Museum. Placed on the ramp in the Laban Building, it inspires some of the programming at the Horniman Museum and Garden's Summer Festivals, including commissioned work and participatory opportunities and performances.
For more information, please contact Louisa at B.Peters@trinitylaban.ac.uk.