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.
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
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)
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 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.