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Trinity Laban welcomes Fulbright Scholars

29 Jan 2018

Professor Anthony Bowne, Roman Baca, and Penny Egan CBE. Image: JK Photography

On Saturday 20 January, One Dance UK member Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance hosted a special event in collaboration with the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

More than 30 Fulbright Scholars currently studying at universities around the UK came to witness a special presentation from choreographer Roman Baca, the current holder of the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award. The award offers US citizens the opportunity to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer post-graduate or doctoral study) in either music or dance at Trinity Laban.

Roman, a military veteran, shared his work-in-progress towards a unique choreographic work based on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, aimed at connecting military veterans, victims of war and civilians.

Professor Anthony Bowne, Principal of Trinity Laban, said:

“Roman Baca is an exceptionally talented individual doing truly extraordinary work. We were honoured to have the chance to present his work to this year’s Fulbright Scholars, within our magnificent dance building. We are incredibly proud of our longstanding links with the US, and are thrilled to be partners with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Fulbright Scholarships are highly sought after and greatly extend the financial support Trinity Laban is able to offer the world’s best prospective postgraduate students.”

Penny Egan CBE, Executive Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission said:

“Trinity Laban is a highly valued partner of the Fulbright programme, and we were delighted to collaborate with them on this special performance choreographed by Roman Baca.”

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. An acknowledged world leader in music and contemporary dance education, Trinity Laban also provides exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and to access arts health programmes.

For more information on the Fulbright-Trinity Laban Award in Music & Dance, see the Trinity Laban website.