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Pans People Papers Website Launch



Screening of Edits Film at Curious?

Edits FilmA 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

Dance Rebels


Dance Rebels: A story of Modern Dance

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“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.

Vampire Film Project



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.


Revels: Pans People Papers:

Pan’s People Papers No. 1: Live Now!

PPP1Pan’s People Papers No. 1: A Legion of Echoes is a dance theatre work on facebook and twitter by Marisa Zanotti and Lea Anderson..

Like South East Dance’s facebook page and follow pan15 to see the work unfold.

Commissioned by Arts Council England, South East Dance and Chichester University


The Pans People Papers No. 1

Pans People Papers


 Lea Anderson and writer-director Marisa Zanotti are working together for the Pan Corporation on a long term project The Pan’s People Papers to explore the work of British choreographer Flick Colby in her work with the 1970s dance troupe  Pan’s People.
  The first element of the work is an inter medial dance theatre work:   Pan’s People Papers No. 1: A Legion of Echoes, commissioned by South East Dance.  It will take place over three days in  the Brighton Digital Festival in September.

BBC Film Smitheeens


Excerpts of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs production Smithereens is to be filmed by director Bernadette O’Brien for the BBC as part of a programme examining the history of Contemporary Dance (entitled Strictly Modern Dance). Filming will take place in May 2015. The dancers will be 2nd and 3rd year students from Trinity Laban, London. Reconstruction of the work is led by Lea and Gabrielle McNaughton (original cast). Steve Blake (composer and original cast performer) will appear in this new reconstruction.

The Cholmondeleys, The Featherstonehaughs and The Victims of Death in Smithereens was premiered in 1999

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