Danza Contemporanea de Cuba presented the premiere of Los Amores de Marte y Venus (The Loves of Mars and Venus) at the Gran Teatro, Havana on Friday 28th September. The work follows choreographer John Weavers’ description of his original work from 1717 and has original music by Steve Blake, design by Simon Vicenzi and lighting by Simon Corder.
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.
Trying It On, a performed exhibition of choreography and costume will be presented next Wednesday 16th May – At The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as part of Museum at Night.
Costume designs by Emma Fryer, Sandy Powell and Simon Vincenzi and choreography from the repertory of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs will be featured, performed by Harry Alexander, Makiko Aoyama, Joshua Ben-Tovim, Anders Duckworth, Ella Mesma and Anna Pons Carrera, music by Steve Blake and Will Saunders and lighting and staging design by Simon Corder. Curated by Jay Cloth.
Performances at 8pm and 9pm
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
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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.
Experience art, performance and dance meet and merge in the new performance installation: National Exhibition. The installation focus on mono-culture, national pride and national branding and is created by design duo KASPERSOPHIE in collaboration with choreographer Martin Forsberg.
Lets dig into the national consciousness. Lets release the skeletons from the cupboard and let them dance on what we hold sacred in search for where it actually hurts.
Performed by six dancers on selected dates in late January, National Exhibition merges performance, installation and dance. The work is performed against a backdrop of the nations art and cultural history in the form of SMK’s collection and with it KASPERSOPHIE takes an investigative view on mono-culture, national pride and national branding.
It will shed new light on gems from the Golden Age of Danish art and draws inspiration from the architectural contrasts in the historicist and modernist elements of the present-day museum building.
• Wednesday 24 January 15.30-19.30
• Thursday 25 January 11.30-15.30
• Saturday 27 January 12.00-16.00
• Sunday 28 January 12.00-16.00
Concept and design / Kasper Hansen and Sophie Bellin-Hansen
Choreographer / Martin Forsberg Dancers / Lydia Östberg Diakité, Joel Fritzon, Josefine Ibsen, Camille Marchadour, My Nilsson, Daniel Jeremiah Persson Consultant, costume/choreography / Lea Anderson Historic consultant / Mikkel Venborg Pedersen Costumer/tailor / Sophie Bellin-Hansen Tailor / Mari Halebro Knitter / Galina Gorneva Textile prints / Contrado Embroidery / AL Broderi Shoemaking / Kasper Hansen Flag production / Lipuvabrik Project administrator / Jens Christian Jensen, Projektcentret The work is a co-production by HAUT, SMK / National Gallery of Denmark and Dansehallerne. It is funded by The Danish Arts Foundation, Knud Højgårds Fond and the Bikuben Foundation.