Tate Modern Workshop

Creative Collision II With Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Dancers in a Trinity Laban performance

Come and experience the creative magic that happens when art, music and dance collide

What happens when you bring together visual arts, music and dance, in a place where everyone can get involved? Join us as we bring our creative energy to the visual arts to make new and exciting sounds and shapes. See new work being made, and participate in the creative process of putting on a performance.

This event is programmed by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, a Tate Exchange Associate.

Industry Professionals on ‘Production’

Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 12.00, 14.00, and 16.00

Gain an insight into contemporary perspectives, processes and approaches to ‘production’ from a range of industry professionals including Kimberley Anne, LIFT and the Roundhouse. Join a series of workshops and discussions led by contemporary artists/organisations producing the most interesting and innovative performance arts work today.

Spaces in the Industry Sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please see Trinity Laban staff on Level 5 throughout the day to sign up for the workshops. Family workshops in making dance performance will also be open to the public 13.30 – 14.00 and 15.30 – 16.00.

Delivered in collaboration with the Albany.

The Front Has a Back

Thursday 15 February 2018

The Front Has a Back is a dance/music project by dancer/choreographer Ellen van Schuylenburch, and composer Stephen Montague which explores John Cage’s chance procedures. The project is inspired by Gerhard Richter, who listened to Cage’s music while painting Cage (1)-(6).

Trinity Laban music and dance students will explore ideas of chance and control for three days leading up to The Front Has a Back. Experience the chaos and cacophony that ensues when these artists meet for the first time.

Observe the dancers rehearsing and going through their paces whilst the musicians set up their instruments. Films, books and drawings will be displayed around the space exploring the process of creating the event. The first and final performance works will be shared at 16.00, followed by a Q&A session.

Liquid Crystal

Friday 16th February 2018

Watch or get involved in a workshop with an intergenerational group of Trinity Laban music and dance students and older adults from Trinity Laban’s Inspired not Tired programme as they share the results of a week-long experimental collaboration.

Taking the theme of production and inspired by Babel by Cildo Meireles and The Crystal Quilt by Suzanne Lacy, the group will share the process of producing a human kinetic sculpture that can be creatively transformed and manipulated. A ‘conveyor belt’ of sounds (collected by participants) will be collaged and contribute to the soundscape of the final work. Come along and hear how both formal performance and more spontaneous ways of working with improvisation create an evolving installation of sound and movement.

This project is being produced as part of Trinity Laban’s annual festival of creative innovation, CoLab.

Creative Collective and the Albany Young Producers

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2018

Watch Trinity Laban’s Creative Collective work with the Albany’s Young Creatives as they navigate the un-seen intricacies of cross-arts collaboration. Inspired by art works from the Tate collection, these emerging choreographers, composers and producers will invite the audience to observe, question and inspire their creative process.

Throughout the weekend, gain a unique viewpoint seeing young creatives at work: collaborating and generating raw material and culminating in innovative pop-up ‘scratch’ performances on Sunday at 15.30.

Delivered in collaboration with the Albany.

Story# 1

Saturday 17th February 2018

Performance sharing at 1600h

Young musicians from Trinity Laban’s Animate Artists programme and young actors from the Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) have been working together in a unique collaboration to create new piece of work inspired by the Tate collection. Experience this new work as it pushes the boundaries of what performance can be, drawing on the collection across their respective art forms.

Supported by a professional creative team led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Freestone, theatre director, writer and actor Naomi Cortes, and undergraduate music students from Trinity Laban, the project moves to Tate Exchange for its culmination. Visitors are invited to drop in, join the conversation, enjoy a chance encounter and perhaps get involved in the show itself.

Animate Artists supports young musicians aged 11 - 18 to develop their musicianship through training and orchestral performance opportunities. GLYPT supports young theatre makers and emerging artists through its Youth Theatres and its programme for early career artists, ‘Progression’.


Sunday 18 February 2018

Performance sharing at 1530h

Join young dancers and musicians from Trinity Laban for a work in progress exploring the concept of awareness. Drawing from works including Susan Hiller’s Monument, Zineb Sedira’s Mother Tongue, and John Akomfrah’s Unfinished Conversation, these exceptional young artists will collaborate to navigate perspectives on identity, society, morality, appreciation and ignorance.

The final performance will emerge with several distinct parts, each composed in collaboration and placed together to reveal the full length work which will be performed at Live at Trinity Laban as part of Lewisham Live in March 2018.

About Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

London’s creative conservatoire, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and dance.

Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, we also provide exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes. The unequalled expertise and experience of our staff and our world class facilities are housed in landmark buildings in South East London.

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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26 January 2018 at 18.00–22.00

14 February 2018 at 12.00–18.00

15 February 2018 at 12.00–18.00

16 February 2018 at 12.00–18.00

17 February 2018 at 12.00–18.00

18 February 2018 at 12.00–18.00

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