The company, which is currently celebrating its 35th year, is intended as a transition between school and a professional career. The chosen few experience performance in a touring troupe while working on their MA at Trinity Laban.
This year they reach London after a successful European tour with a triple bill of especially commissioned works from award-winning choreographers Hagit Yakira, Jarkko Partanen and Richard Chappell.
The three contrasting pieces allow the dancers to demonstrate their versatility. In the Ar/ct of Moving Forward the Israeli choreographer Hagit Yakira has created a stream of energy that carries the dancers on a fast, non-stop journey.
By contrast, Richard Chappell's main influences are classical ballet and the martial arts. His piece for eight dancers, When running starts and stops, meditates on themes community, fear, loss and migration.
Finally, the Finnish choreographer Jarkko Partanen’s Lovers, billed as ‘bizarre, comic and poignant’, is a tender piece where the performers are organised in such a way that they can only communicate through touch.
Staged in the Laban building’s excellent theatre with its perfect sight lines, this should be a stimulating programme, with the added attraction of allowing audiences to identify those they think will be the dancing stars of the future.
|What||Transitions Dance Company Triple Bill, Laban Theatre|
|Where||Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Cutty Sark (underground)|
30 May 18 – 01 Jun 18, 19:30 Dur.: 1 hour 30 minutes including one interval
|Price||£12 (concessions £8)|
|Website||Click here to book via Laban website|