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.
Shared World Festival of Dance
Summer Season July 2018
This year’s summer event will launch the Horniman Museum’s Shared World season, celebrating what it is to be human, the fragility, diversity, beauty and resilience of human cultures. The programme will showcase cultural activity that brings people together, as well as sharing some of the work being done to protect and preserve our planet and its cultures.
During the launch event on Sunday 8th July, our audiences can expect to engage with live music, dance performances, workshops, games and many more participatory activities bringing together traditions from all continents that build community through dance. This programme is being developed in partnership with artists from the UK and around the world.
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.