In summer 2021- Chelsea Theatre in West London invited Lea Anderson to create a bespoke project to mark the end of lock-down.
Lea created the first DANCE-CAPTURE collection. Inspired by her residency at the Horniman museum, London and her Creative Fellowship at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum Exeter 2019/2020, Lea and Chelsea theatre set up a bespoke outdoor film studio and invited anyone who had a dance that they wished to donate to the Dance-Capture collection to come and be filmed by a professional crew.
The response was overwhelming and unpredictable. The crew filmed street dance, tango, ballet, capoeira, disco, contemporary and traditional dances from England, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and Bulgaria.
Some contributors started dancing in lockdown, others had a history of dancing with groups or alone.