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A performed exhibition of Choreography and Costume from the archives of The Cholmondeleys and the Featherstonehaughs at the V&A museum
A performed exhibition of Choreography and Costume from the archives of The Cholmondeleys and the Featherstonehaughs at the V&A museum
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Hooray! We a have reached our Kickstarter goal! An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has generously pledged hard-earned cash to help us get here and I look forward to seeing you at the V&A. We still need more money for costume alterations, accessories and extra coaching sessions for the students who will be performing. If you haven’t given yet, please do consider contributing. Thank you Lea

Lea Anderson is creating a unique Performed Exhibition at the V&A museum in London on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th April 2016. Over 30 excerpts from the works of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs will be presented in the vast Raphael gallery, danced by 3rd year students of LCDS, wearing the original costumes designed by Sandy Powell, Simon Vincenzi and Emma Fryer. This is a unique opportunity to present works from an archive spanning over 30 years with music played live by Steve Beresford, Pat Thomas and Steve Blake.

This is a truly innovative exhibition. Archived costumes in museums must never be worn. This fact means we are only able to admire the construction and fabrics of theatrical costumes in a museum setting. We never see them as they were intended to be viewed. Hand In Glove shows how dancers and fabrics behave together, - how fabrics move and colours interact, -  the meaning of clothing on the dancing body. These costumes have not yet been put into archival conditions and we're making the most of it.

In these times of budget cuts to the arts, dance suffers from a chronic lack of budget for design. This exhibition will help remind people of the importance of design allow them to enjoy an endless parade of work from a selection of The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaugh productions.

We are raising money to enable us to present the works at a high standard with the production values that you would expect from The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs. We need funds for light and sound equipment and technicians to run the exhibition. With 50 performers, 30+ dances and 100's of costumes we also need funds for the maintenance of the costumes and wardrobe throughout this project. As the dancers will be seen close up we need to reconstruct makeup design and buy products for all of our 50 dancers.

We want to commission new music to be played live by Steve Beresford, Pat Thomas and Steve Blake that will complement and link the music from the original shows. This will make full use of the huge space that is the Raphael gallery and turn the exhibition into an extra-special event that is free of charge to all visitors.

This is and will be the only chance to see Hand In Glove live.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Your name will be listed in the Exhibition Sponsor's panel at the Victoria & Albert Museum plus you will receive a Cholmondeleys & Featherstonehaughs archive pack in a limited edition hand-printed folder and tote bag.

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    Original limited edition hand silk-screened full colour poster (1986-90) for The Cholmondeleys by artist Cash Aspeek
    Signed on back by Lea Anderson
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    A constructivist inspired flag designed by artist Jay Cloth for Cholmondeleys production FLAG, specially commissioned version for the reopening of The Southbank Centre in 2007. Made of polyester
    SMALL SIZE: 75cm X 95 cm
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    Egon Schiele: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections: a beautiful large hardback book about the artwork of Egon Schiele with full colour plates, from the library of Lea Anderson, containing a photo by photographer Chris Nash of Frank Bock of The Featherstonehaughs.
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    Signed by Lea Anderson

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    Pledge £70 or more About $92

    Limited edition Sandy Powell Egon Schiele costume print (10x15in.), photographed by Pete Moss, signed by Lea Anderson. This has been specially commissioned to mark the Hand In Glove exhibition.
    Your name will be listed in the Exhibition Sponsor's panel at the Victoria & Albert Museum & theater.
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    A pair of original Doctor Marten's sparkly black and silver boots worn in The Cholmondeleys production Metalcholica (1994) designed by Sandy Powell)
    Your name will be listed in the Exhibition & theaterSponsor's panel at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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    An original costume from the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaugh production, Flag, designed by Sandy Powell and Pam Downe. A "Mao" suit consisting of a jacket and a pair of trousers in dark blue cotton.
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    An original costume from the Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaugh production, Flag, designed by Sandy Powell and Pam Downe. A "Futurist" suit consisting of a red and black cotton boiler suit in the style of Russian Constructivist Rodchenko.
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    A "naked" body suit from The Featherstonehaughs Draw on The Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele, designed by Sandy Powell, hand-painted to resemble a work by artist Egon Schiele. The costume was made for dancer Gary Clarke for the production in 2010.
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    Black leather, studded jacket with fringing on the sleeves, designed by Sandy Powell for The Cholmondeleys' production Metalcholica (1994).
    The jacket is very heavy with a cropped waist and fully studded sleeves.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,318

    Costume from The Featherstonehaughs Draw on The Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele designed by Sandy Powell. The costume was made for dancer Gary Clarke for the production in 2010 and consists of a jacket, waistcoat and trousers in shades of blue, hand-painted to resemble a work by Egon Schiele.
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    Costume from The Featherstonehaughs Draw on The Sketchbooks of Egon Schiele designed by Sandy Powell. The costume was made for dancer Gary Clarke for the production in 2010 and consists of a jacket, waistcoat and trousers in shades of blue, hand-painted to resemble a work by Egon Schiele.
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