The Horniman Museum and Gardens and Trinity Laban have been working together on exciting projects since 2009.

Festive summer events for the local community, music and dance performances inspired by the museum’s collection, an object from the museum on display at the Laban Building, and even a research symposium, are the projects the Learning and Participation teams have worked on.

For example, our CAT students have created choreographies and Junior Trinity composers have written music, taking the Horniman Museum and its objects as their starting point. Also, Amanda Gough has taken Professional Development students to the museum to improvise site-specific works in the galleries.

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. 

Africa Dance!

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.

Three women dancing in a green garden

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.

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Object Hosting

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.

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For more information, please contact Louisa at l.potts@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

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