Danza Contemporanea de Cuba presented the premiere of Los Amores de Marte y Venus (The Loves of Mars and Venus) at the Gran Teatro, Havana on Friday 28th September. The work follows choreographer John Weavers’ description of his original work from 1717 and has original music by Steve Blake, design by Simon Vicenzi and lighting by Simon Corder.
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Lea has been commissioned by the British Council to create a new work for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba in Havana. The new piece is based on a work by English choreographer John Weaver (1673-1760) entitled The Loves of Mars & Venus, which was premiered in London in 1717. Lea is working with 25 dancers with new music by Steve Blake, costume and staging design by Simon Vincenzi and lighting design by Simon Corder. The work will receive its premiere in Havana at the Alicia Alonso Theatre in Havana on the 28th September 2018.
Image by Simon Vincenzi
Trying It On, a performed exhibition of choreography and costume will be presented next Wednesday 16th May – At The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as part of Museum at Night.
Costume designs by Emma Fryer, Sandy Powell and Simon Vincenzi and choreography from the repertory of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs will be featured, performed by Harry Alexander, Makiko Aoyama, Joshua Ben-Tovim, Anders Duckworth, Ella Mesma and Anna Pons Carrera, music by Steve Blake and Will Saunders and lighting and staging design by Simon Corder. Curated by Jay Cloth.
Performances at 8pm and 9pm
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
A new writing commission by choreographer Lea Anderson on How to View Feature Film as Dance Performance
The Wapping Project Commissions enables artists to produce new works with unrestrained ambition. They launched in 2016 with aim to provide artists with funding and support to make new artworks. The Wapping Project is about freedom to create with as few constraints as possible.
The Wapping Project writing commissions are funded through the generosity of The Wapping Project’s members.
Lea Anderson’s Trying It On will be performed as part of The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery’s Museum At Night on May 16th 2018. It will be a performed exhibition of a selection of costumes from The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs’ archives, which are housed in BV Studios Bristol, performed by 6 dancers with a sound track by Steve Blake. The costumes will include designs by Sandy Powell, Emma Fryer and Simon Vincenzi.
Date: 24. 25, 27, 28 jan. 2018
Lets dig into the national consciousness. Lets release the skeletons from the cupboard and let them dance on what we hold sacred in search for where it actually hurts.
Performed by six dancers on selected dates in late January, National Exhibition merges performance, installation and dance. The work is performed against a backdrop of the nations art and cultural history in the form of SMK’s collection and with it KASPERSOPHIE takes an investigative view on mono-culture, national pride and national branding.
It will shed new light on gems from the Golden Age of Danish art and draws inspiration from the architectural contrasts in the historicist and modernist elements of the present-day museum building.
• Wednesday 24 January 15.30-19.30
• Thursday 25 January 11.30-15.30
• Saturday 27 January 12.00-16.00
• Sunday 28 January 12.00-16.00
Concept and design / Kasper Hansen and Sophie Bellin-Hansen
Choreographer / Martin Forsberg
Dancers / Lydia Östberg Diakité, Joel Fritzon, Josefine Ibsen, Camille Marchadour, My Nilsson, Daniel Jeremiah Persson
Consultant, costume/choreography / Lea Anderson
Historic consultant / Mikkel Venborg Pedersen
Costumer/tailor / Sophie Bellin-Hansen
Tailor / Mari Halebro
Knitter / Galina Gorneva
Textile prints / Contrado
Embroidery / AL Broderi
Shoemaking / Kasper Hansen
Flag production / Lipuvabrik
Project administrator / Jens Christian Jensen, Projektcentret
The work is a co-production by HAUT, SMK / National Gallery of Denmark and Dansehallerne. It is funded by The Danish Arts Foundation, Knud Højgårds Fond and the Bikuben Foundation.
THIS MACHINE BUILDS NATIONS
9 February – 28 May 2018
Lea’s filmed choreographic reconstruction of The Miraculous Mandarin will form part of Jasmina Cibic’s exhibition at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead this spring. The work features dancers Harry Alexander, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth, Eleanor Perry and Josh Ben-Tovim.
Full Bloom Festival: Evening Performance
Full Bloom Festival – join Gerry’s Attic over 55’s Dance Company for their evening performance.
7:00pm: A discussion panel with speakers from Pavilion Dance South West, LinkAge and Lea Anderson, talking about dance for older people.
8:00pm: Come and see a dazzling performance showcasing the tireless work of Gerry’s Attic Dance company, including a new piece. – Flying Head and Monkey Boy, by Lea Anderson with guest performances from Yama ad Striking Attitudes.
Prices and Admission: Tickets for the evening performance are £7. This evening’s performances are part of the Full Bloom Festival which includes daytime workshops.
Image artwork by Hannah Hoch