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.
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.
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.
There will be a summer 2017 release for How To Talk To Girls at Parties,- a British-American science fiction romantic-comedy film directed by John Cameron Mitchell based on the short story of same name by Neil Gaiman. Choreographed by Lea and costume designs by Sandy Powell
A chance to see Edits Film, at Baltic Newcastle. July 9th 2016 as part of Curious? Festival.
Film directed by Marisa Zanotti about Edits by Lea Anderson’s and The Featherstonehaughs
6pm – 7pm Curious? Queer Film Screening of “Edits” plus artist talk with film maker Marisa Zanotti @ BALTIC (Cinema) – £3 or free with any Curious? event ticket
“A documentary which tells the story of the mavericks like Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Pina Bausch, whose radical ideas created modern dance in the 20th century”
This is a BBC documentary featuring work by Lea Anderson, originally created for her companies The Cholmondeleys, The Featherstonehaughs and The Victims of Death, will be broadcast on Sunday 13th December at 9pm. Afterwards it will be available on BBC player at:
Excerpts from Smithereens are performed by students of Trinity Laban, London.
Lea Anderson, Steve Blake and Simon Vincenzi have just completed 9 days R&D with Anjali dance company for a new work that reconstructs key scenes from 5 vampire films. The films include Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922 director F. W. Murnau), Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979 director Werner Herzog), and Dracula (1958 director Terence Fisher).
The company are expecting to create and tour the work in 2016.