Lea Anderson (published 1987)

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Title

Lea Anderson (published 1987)

Description

Anderson discusses attending art school at St. Martins and dance theater at Middlesex College before joining the Laban Centre. Anderson also studied music, which plays a significant role in her pieces as they use almost all original music. Anderson is greatly influenced by visual imagery and symbolism. One of her goals was to reach a broader cross-section and performed in non-traditional settings as such as cabarets and art galleries.

Biographical note:

Lea Anderson was born in 1959. She is an experimental choreographer who co-founded the female trio the Cholmondeley Sisters (later the Cholmondeleys) in 1984 with friends and fellow Laban Centre alumni Teresa Barker and Gaynor Coward and would later form the all male group, the Featherstonehaughs in 1988. The basis of much of her choreographic invention is a kind of calligraphic and often deliberately awkward, minutely detailed minimalism, with intricate movements strung together in a framework of rigid counts and fiendishly precise geometric patterns.

Publisher

Pratt SILS 665-01, Barbara Newman

Date Created

September 24, 1987

Rights

Copyright

Access Rights

Restricted

Is Part Of

Newman, B. (November 1987). Speaking of Dance. The Dancing Times.

Identifier

Anderson_Lea_1987.mp3

Provenance

Interviews recorded on cassette by Barbara Newman

Rights Holder

Barbara Newman, Lea Anderson

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio Cassette Tape

Digital Format

mp3

Digital Master

BNDA_Anderson_Lea_1987_09_24_A.wav

Duration

00:06:22

Bit Rate/Frequency

128 kbps/44.1 kHz

Interviewer

Barbara Newman

Interviewee

Lea Anderson, 1959-

Files

Collection

Citation

“Lea Anderson (published 1987),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed June 16, 2021, http://dancedialogues.prattsils.org/items/show/69.

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