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.
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.
Festival of Thrift, Yorkshire 23-24 September 2017
Chapter Arts 27-30 September 2017
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge 9 October 2017
Jersey Opera House 11th October 2017
Duckie, RVT, London 14 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
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.
Lea will be creating a new large-scale outdoor work for the FAEL Festival in Lima, Peru in February/March 2017. Assisted by long-term Cholmondeley Anna Pons Carrera, Lea will work with 34 dancers from The Elenco Nacional de Folclore to create a site-specific performance in the huaca Mateo Salado in Lima. The huaca is an pre-Incan pyramid and archeological site.
Lea will also be leading a Dance Lab with the company and presenting a conference on Tuesday 7th March.
The performance will take place at 6pm on Saturday 11th March 2017
Costume design by Alonso Núñez
Music by Emilio Vucetich.