Hand In Glove is a performed exhibition of choreography by Lea Anderson and costume for dance designed by Emma Fryer, Sandy Powell and Simon Vincenzi that was first shown at Candidarts in Angel, London in October 2015. A larger version is planned to be presented at the V&A Museum, London 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2016 in the Rafael Cartoon Gallery. This is in association with London Contemporary Dance School and will be performed by 3rd year students.
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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.
Lea Anderson’s Hand in Glove with London Contemporary Dance School
Candid Arts Trust
3-5 Torrens Street
London EC1V 1NQ
£10 (£7 concession) / free for students
Hand in Glove is a performed exhibition created by legendary choreographer, Lea Anderson. Featuring over 300 costumes and accessories to be viewed in their original context. This unique exhibition is a rare opportunity to experience the work of three times Oscar winning designer Sandy Powell and eminent designers Simon Vincenzi and Emma Fryer in a moving, close-up environment.
The final year students of London Contemporary Dance School will perform vignettes of the choreography from The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs including Yippeee!, Draw on the Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele, Flesh and Blood, Russian Roulette, Smithereens, The Realms of the Unreal, Big Feature, Go Las Vegas.
Hand in Glove takes place at Candid Arts (Islington), view a map to the venue.Candid Arts Trust
3-5 Torrens Street
London EC1V 1NQ
The exhibition can be viewed at any time during opening hours.
Lea will be working with Cholmondeley Anna Pons Carrera and Featherstonehaugh Gary Clarke and 3rd year students from London Contemporary Dance School to research and develop a Performed Exhibition, overseen by Performing Wardrobe Mistress Jay Cloth. There will be performances of the research which will take place on the 10th and 11th October 2015.
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
Quick Change is an innovative, cross-form, experimental project that will challenge and change the way costume for performance is displayed and exhibited. It is presented in partnership with The Victoria and Albert Museum London and UCLA. It is produced by Arts Agenda and will take place in September/October 2016. It will feature selections of costumes from The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs archives, and will feature work by Sandy Powell, Simon Vincenzi, Emma Fryer and many others. The costumes will be worn by dancers performing fragments of the original choreography.
The project has very strong implications for curatorial practices and for thinking about costuming in new ways. More generally, it rethinks how museums collect and what they collect, and how the body and performance are part of that process.
The project comprises exhibition, performance, catalogue and online digital archive.