I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a new filmed version of Elvis Legs, first created for The Featherstonehaughs Go Las Vegas in 1995. This project will incorporate 3 casts of Elvis legs (9 dancers) who will perform and film the dance at home, creating a 9 panel Quarantine Mix. This project will pay unemployed dancers languishing at home to dance and will be free to watch for a lockdown audience. !8 days to go to raise the full sum. . . .
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Volume 2 Number 1 of Studies in Costume and Performance is now published, edited by Donatella Barbieri with articles by Mary Kate Connolly on Lea Anderson’s use of costume, by Lara Maleen Kipp on Howard Barker, the sublime and iconic dresses, by Patricia Lennox on Arthur Rackham and design practice, and by Emily Collett and Roger Alsop on national identity, ballet and costume. The events reviews edited by Nadia Malik include Fiona Watt on Pamela Howard’s exhibition at AUB, Michael Spencer on The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined by Judith Clark and Adam Phillips, Myrsini Pichou on Costume on Stage and Screen held in Athens and Katie Barford on Costume and Fashion in Context and Practice at Huddersfield University. Book reviews edited by Suzanne Osmond are for The Superhero Costume: Identity and Disguise in Fact and Fiction read by Chris Comerford; also for Mute Movements: A Collective Performance Art journey through Beirut, which is reflected upon by Ester Mangas Fernandez; and for Unbuttoned: The Art and Artists of Theatrical Costume Design reviewed by Suzanne Osmond.
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UK tour dates announced for Ladies & Gentlemen, directed and choreographed by Lea Anderson and directed and composed by Steve Blake, costume design by Tim Spooner, lighting design by Simon Corder and starring Makiko Aoyama, Gareth Clark, Belinda Neave, Marega Palser, Caroline Sabin and Bert Van Gorp.
Besieged by an ever shifting and bewildering miscellany of inscrutable and enigmatic props, the last sorry remnants of a legendary music hall family doggedly endeavour to reconstruct fragments of misremembered routines and hazily recollected punch-lines, in a hopeless attempt to revive their all but forgotten Music Hall act.
Festival of Thrift, Yorkshire 23-24 September 2017
Chapter Arts, Cardiff 28-30 September 2017
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge 9 October 2017
Jersey Opera House, St Helier 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
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