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Trying It On



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.

Performance at The National Gallery of Denmark Copenhagen

Date: 24. 25, 27, 28 jan. 2018

 Experience art, performance and dance meet and merge in the new performance installation: National Exhibition. The installation focus on mono-culture, national pride and national branding and is created by design duo KASPERSOPHIE in collaboration with choreographer Martin Forsberg.

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.

Miraculous Mandarin Film

JASMINA CIBIC

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.

 

Flying Head and Monkey Boy

Full Bloom Festival: Evening Performance

 

A festival of dance for and by older people at Trinity Arts, Bristol
28th January 2018: Starts 19:00 to21:15

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.

7:30pm: Interval

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

Work with Gerry’s Attic in Bristol

Lea is working with Gerry’s Attic dance company at Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol.

We are making a new short mash-up work to be shown in early 2018.

Gerry’s Attic is directed by Julia Thornycroft:

Gerry’s Attic Dance (over 55’s)

Dressing The Part- December in Copenhagen

Lea will be running a workshop in Copenhagen on December 14th and 15th 2017. The workshops focus on appropriate movement vocabulary in relation to garments when wearing costume in performance.

You’ve Changed: Dates 2017

You’ve Changed  produced by  Trans Creative

Remaining performance dates for 2017:

7th November: Liverpool, Homotopia, Unity Theatre

10th, 11th November: Salford, Flying Solo Festival, Lowry Quays Theatre

17th November: Birmingham, Shout Festival, mac birmingham

1st December: Lancaster Arts

Bloodsucker Film

Bloodsucker

Production shots by Rachel Cherry of Bloodsucker performed by Anjali Dance Company with choreography by Lea Anderson, sound by Steve Blake and design by Simon Vincenzi. Bloodsucker is touring the UK, Spain and Mexico this autumn 2017 as part of their Genius programme.

Ladies & Gentlemen Autumn Tour Begins

Excerpts of Ladies & Gentlemen were presented  at the Festival of Thrift in Redcar this weekend. The show in its entirety will open this week at Chapter Arts in Cardiff, – September 28, 29, 30. The work will then be touring through October.

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