Friday, February 18, 2011

Free tickets to the Laban for residents

St Paul's spire reflected by the Laban
There are a limited number of free tickets for local residents to see some contemporary dance at the Laban.  Details below:

Get Free Tickets to see Stephanie Schober and Dance Company at Laban Theatre
Exclusive Deal for Residents of Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark and Tower Hamlets

Be the first to see the world premiere of striking music and dance piece Traffic by Stephanie Schober and Dance Company. The virtuosic performances are on 16 and 17 March 2011 at Laban Theatre (19.30h). A limited number of free tickets to the 17 March performance are exclusively available for residents in the boroughs of Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark and Tower Hamlets, and can be reserved by emailing postal details to or calling Mark Bromley on 020 8469 9525.

Traffic features live music created and performed by Norwegian accordionist Camilla Barratt-Due. Dancers Keir Patrick and Lise Manavit join her on stage for an intensely physical performance that explores the expressive potential of the body, its movement and sound, in truly unconventional ways.

Inspired by the composition Abundant Numbers by numerical composer Tom Johnson, the choreography uses music combined with intuitive selection to evoke a constant spontaneity. The composition provides a choreographic framework, in which the two dancers and musician freely create their own sound and movement with three accordions, chairs and a sheet of glass whilst spontaneously interacting with each other. Expect to be surprised by a playful and sophisticated performance that explores new audio-visual connections and captures the individuality of each performer. The work was commissioned by Laban Theatre and the Garrick Charitable Trust and is funded by Arts Council England.

The dance company was founded in 2002 and has since produced several major productions at Laban which have been performed across Europe. Stephanie’s choreography is often inspired by structures found in visual art, music, science and landscapes. She investigates how logical structures can lead to a myriad of theatrical expressions, sometimes even resulting in chaos. She uses her choreographic instinct to reassemble the fragmented parts to find a unique rhythm and form for each work.

Ballet Magazine describes Stephanie as a “dance maker exploring a style that is clearly recognisable as her own.”

Tickets are £12 (£8 concessions) and can be booked by calling the Laban Theatre box office on 020 8469 9500 or by visiting: Free tickets for residents in specified London boroughs are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. For more information on all Trinity Laban events please visit:
photo courtesy of Zoe Plummer


  1. shipwright's palaceFriday, February 18, 2011

    that has to be an award winning photograph. incredible!

  2. SP, if you're referring to the St Pauls photo, I thank you - I've had it as my desktop background for a couple of years. If you meant the dancer and the accordionist, then I should have credited the photo to Zoe Plummer. Naughty me - I'll add it now....