TRINITY LABAN HISTORICAL PROJECT
On 9 and 10 June BA2 dance students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, in South East London, performed contemporary works from five world-renowned choreographers as part of their Historical Project performance in the Laban Theatre.
Re:Bourne Resident Artist, Kerry Biggin, alongside company dancer James Leece taught 30 students an excerpt from Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling, first performed in 1994. Highland Fling is an acclaimed reworking of the classic romantic ballet La Sylphide, which tells the story of James, a young Glaswegian who is lured from his nuptial bed by an unearthly siren. As his love for this beautiful ‘Sylph’ becomes an obsession, he embarks on a journey that takes him from the mean streets and nightclubs of Glasgow into a magical world beyond reality and reason.
New Adventures & Re:Bourne works regularly with Trinity Laban to support dance students with their training and future careers. Matthew is also an alumnus of the school having studied Dance Theatre and Choreography at The Laban Centre (now Trinity Laban), graduating in 1985 and spending a further year with the college’s performance company Transitions. In 1997 Matthew was made an Honorary Fellow of The Laban Centre and became a Companion of Trinity Laban in 2012.