Department of Dance welcomes Lea Anderson as Resident Artist

The Department of Dance welcomes a Resident Artist to their team, renowned choreographer Lea Anderson. She will be working with second year BA Dance students to investigate the movement of a selection of popular cultural superstars of the twentieth century.

Posted: 23 September 2016

Lea Anderson is Artistic Director of The Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs, two of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the UK. In 2002, Lea was awarded an MBE for her services to dance. Her latest works include a performed exhibit of choreography and costume at the V&A Museum in London.

Dr Ann David, Head of the Department of Dance said: “It is a great honour to welcome Lea Anderson to the department and such an exciting opportunity for our students to gain valuable experiences in workshops reconstructing movement from famous dancers and non-dancers including Mohammad Ali, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner.”

There will be a public lecture given by Lea Anderson at the University of Roehampton which will discuss the findings from the workshops. To find out more about how to attend visit the Centre for Dance Research Events.

The Department of Dance offers outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and is rated number one for dance research in the UK (REF 2014).

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