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Image of dancers performing in Lea Anderson's 'Trying It On' at Bristol Museum

Trying It On - Lea Anderson

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A performed exhibition from Lea Anderson that delves deep into The Cholmondeleys & The Featherstonehaughs costume archives (designers Sandy Powell, Simon Vincenzi & Emma Fryer) to dust off some treasures and re-present with a new twist.

Commissioned by Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, who wanted a performance to complement Grayson Perry's exhibition 'The Vanity of Small Differences', 'Trying It On' takes a wayward, witty look at identity, through the eyes of one of the UK's most iconoclastic choreographers. 

Creative team

Choreography & Direction - Lea Anderson
Music - Steve Blake
Stage & Lighting Design - Simon Corder
Costume Supervisor - Jay Cloth
Costume Assistant - Ava Gardner
Production Manager - Frazer Riches
Rehearsal Director - Julia Thorneycroft
Performers - Harry Alexander, Makiko Aoyama, Joshua Ben Tovin, Anders Duckworth, Ella Mesma, Anns Pons Carrera, Emma Tanner with Julia Thorneycroft & Megane Anche.
Producer - Katy Noakes

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