• Miles Hedley


Trinity Laban is launching an exclusively online summer season of music and dance which aims to give audiences and artists the chance to experience creativity in new and challenging ways via the conservatoire’s YouTube channel and social media platforms.

Dance highlights include students reimagining works choreographed by Wayne McGregor, Lea Anderson and Yvonne Rainer for a performance premiering on July 9 and a triple bill by renowned company Transitions featuring works by Cameron McMillan, H2 Dance and Elisa Pagani.

Meanwhile, Bolivian artist Mateo Dupleich Rozo has made a short experimental film about lockdown life in his native country. It will premiere on August 13.

In music, this year’s plans for the New Lights Festival have had to be shelved because of Covid-19 but there will be seven days of tasters from July 6 to 12.

Highlights include the world premiere of Fifth Political Agenda, composed by Michael Finnissy for TL postgrad pianist Annie Li, and a preview of Stephen Hough’s Sonatina Nostalgica which was written for – and will be played by - pianist Philip Fowke.

During the coronavirus crisis, Trinity Laban piano students self-isolating all over the world have come together using whatever instruments and recording equipment they had to hand to perform all 48 of J.S Bach’s gorgeous Preludes and Fugues. They will be released in batches of six every Monday from July 13 in the neatly-titled stream The Well-Tempered Lockdown.

And staying with Bach, keyboard students, staff and alumni from Trinity and from the University of Graz in Austria are joining forces virtually to present a 90-minute recital called The Art Of Fugue on July 23.

Other events include string duets, masterclasses, the brilliant From My Room Orchestra and concerts by TL’s wind, brass, vocal and percussion departments.

Further details of all events at https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/creative-innovation/self-isolation-creation

Photo: Belinda Lawley

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