Anthony Van Laast is coming to The Place to share his experience as one of the world’s leading choreographers in stage and film.
Perhaps best known as the man behind Mamma Mia!,Anthony Van Laast is a British choreographer for the stage, television, film and concerts.
Among his prominent stage works as a choreographer are the musicals Sister Act (2011 on Broadway, 2009 West End), Mamma Mia! (2001), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1993), and most recently Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, which opened in the West End in 2018.
His television and film work includes the 2017 Disney live-action film Beauty and the Beast, Sarah Brightman: Symphony in Vienna (2008) and the hugely successful Mamma Mia! (2008) and recent sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! (2018).
In 1999 Anthony Van Laast was awarded the MBE by The Queen for Services to Dance and Choreography and was awarded the CBE for Services to Dance and Choreography in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List.
This lecture will also include a live collaboration with the London Contemporary Dance School MA Screen Dance Students.