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
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.
Full Bloom Festival: Evening Performance
A festival of dance for and by older people at Trinity Arts, Bristol
28th January 2018: Starts 19:00
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
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)
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
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.
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
Bloodsucker will premiere as part of Anjali’s Genius tour in Newcastle: Dance City on Thursday 5th October 2017performances at 1.30pm and 6pm