Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have announced the names of the young dancers who will be part of Transitions Dance Company in 2013. They are: Rosie Gregory, Daisy Farris, Holly Preece, Silvia Rossi, Sarah Golding, Glynn Egerton-Read, Laura Ann Heywood, Rebecca Hall, Robert Keates, Sarah Lee, Hannah Cameron and Brian Solomon.
In the spring they will be touring a mixed bill of work devised with the dancers by Lauri Stallings ( gloATL, American Ballet Theater, Hubbard St, DanceLINES, Julliard and Hong Kong International Dance Festival), Tom Dale (Dance Digital Associate Artist and Associate Choreographer at Deda, British Council Edinburgh showcase 2011, Ruhrfestpiele Festival, 2Faced Dance*) and Augusto Corrieri (What Festival Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, La Casa Encendida, TanzQuartier and the Whitstable Biennale).
Artistic director David Waring said: “An innovation as the first Conservatoire dance company, Transitions was originally created to help emerging artists bridge formal training and their entry to the professional world. It now also includes professional dance artists who are redefining and developing their practice. The Company has gained an international reputation for the technical excellence of its dancers and the originality of the work it performs.
The individuality and enthusiasm of the dancers and the artistry of these renowned choreographers gives the audience a wonderful glimpse of the future stars of contemporary dance.
No other graduate company commissions so many new dance works on an annual basis. By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to lead the way in contemporary dance with this exciting, sophisticated and intelligent repertoire programme.
Former Transitions company members include: Brooke Smiley, Michael Clark Company (graduated 2007), Leila McMillan (graduated 2005), Tom Dale (graduated 1999), Luca Silvestrini (graduated 1997) and Matthew Bourne (graduated 1986).
Dates for the 2013 tour will be announced soon.