Studies in Costume & Performance

Volume 2 Number 1 of Studies in Costume and Performance is now published, edited by Donatella Barbieri with articles by Mary Kate Connolly on Lea Anderson’s use of costume, by Lara Maleen Kipp on Howard Barker, the sublime and iconic dresses, by Patricia Lennox on Arthur Rackham and design practice, and by Emily Collett and Roger Alsop on national identity, ballet and costume. The events reviews edited by Nadia Malik include Fiona Watt on Pamela Howard’s exhibition at AUB, Michael Spencer on The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips, Myrsini Pichou on Costume on Stage and Screen held in Athens and Katie Barford on Costume and Fashion in Context and Practice at Huddersfield University. Book reviews edited by Suzanne Osmond are for The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction read by Chris Comerford; also for Mute Movements: A Collective Performance Art journey through Beirut, which is reflected upon by Ester Mangas Fernandez; and for Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design reviewed by Suzanne Osmond. 

For more details see Intellect website:
https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journa…/view-issue,id=3318/

 

New Work with Kate O’Donell and Trans Creative

You’ve Changed, – Created and performed by Kate O”Donnell will premiere at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August 2017.

Venue: Northern Stage @ Summerhall Time: 20.30

Performers: Kate O’Donnell, Sean Murray

Director: Mark Whitelaw

Choreographer: Lea Anderson

Musical Director: Steve Blake

Designer: Katherine Heath

LET’S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE!

New London Date for Ladies & Gentlemen Tour

There is a new date announced for the Ladies & Gentlemen autumn tour 2017.

27th October 2017: Greenwich Dance, Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE

Review: How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Cannes Film Festival 2017: How to Talk to Girls at Parties | Review

Dance Lab in Lima: Film

 

How To Talk To Girls At Parties, is selected for Cannes Film Festival 2017

The Official Selection for the Cannes Film Festival 2017 was announced by Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Fremaux at a press conference which was live-streamed on YouTube. Among those films selected is HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, which was written by Philippa Goslett and John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The film stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas. Costume design is by Sandy Powell and choreography by Lea Anderson.

The film follows an alien touring the galaxy who breaks away from her group and meets two inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

 

Autumn Tour Announced For Ladies & Gentlemen

UK tour dates announced for Ladies & Gentlemen, directed and choreographed by Lea Anderson and directed and composed by Steve Blake, costume design by Tim Spooner, lighting design by Simon Corder and starring Makiko Aoyama, Gareth Clark, Belinda Neave, Marega Palser, Caroline Sabin and Bert Van Gorp.

Besieged by an ever shifting and bewildering miscellany of inscrutable and enigmatic props, the last sorry remnants of a legendary music hall family doggedly endeavour to reconstruct fragments of misremembered routines and hazily recollected punch-lines, in a hopeless attempt to revive their all but forgotten Music Hall act.

Dates:

Festival of Thrift, Yorkshire 23-24 September 2017

Chapter Arts 28-30 September 2017

Mumford Theatre, Cambridge 9 October 2017

Jersey Opera House 11 October 2017

Winchester Theatre Royal 18 October 2017

Bath Spa University 19 October 2017

De Montford University, Leicester 21 October 2017

Exeter Phoenix 23 October 2017

Greenwich Dance, London 27 October 2017

  • Arts Council Wales

A New Home For The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs

The archive and office of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs has moved to BV Studios in Bristol. Over 30 years worth of items relating to all productions are now safely installed.

The Miraculous Mandarin- Photographs

Jasmina Cibic: Nada Act II (2017), single channel HD video, stereo
production stills: Pete Moss and Jasmina Cibic
NADA Act 2 is co-commissioned by European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, BALTIC Gateshead and supported by Arts Council England, Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University and Waddington Studios London.

The Miraculous Mandarin

Lea’s mis-construction of Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin featuring dancers Eleanor Perry, Harry Alexander, Joshua Ben-Tovim, Anders Duckworth, Ruben Brown and music by Steve Blake is being filmed 23-26 March 2017 in Aarhus town hall, Denmark. This will form part of visual artist  and film director Jasmina Cibic’s work Nada 2.