Sydney-based performing artist, Lee-Anne Litton (Strings Attached) is the latest addition to the Beyond Technique Residency #2 line up at Bundanon Trust. She joins the Creative Director, Philip Channells (Dance Integrated Australia) and Tim Standing (Daylight Breaks) who will collaborate to deliver a series of dance workshops and dance for screen / performance making set against the backdrop of the natural and architectural surrounds of the Riversdale property.
With her strong background in contact improvisation, dance theatre and arial work, Litton adds an exciting new component to the project which will see up to 22 dancers with different physicalities from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong gain new skills and experience in dance.
Lee-Anne brings to the residency her collective experience of working with dancers from Touch Compass (NZ), DirtyFeet and Dance Integrated Australia (DIA). Earlier in the year Lee-Anne was one of the facilitators at THE CORNER DANCE LAB which was a collaboration between Philip Channells and Gavin Webber (Animal Farm Collective) held at Jasper Corner in Federal, NSW.
I am excited by the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of artists from all over the country, in the stunning natural landscape of Bundanon. Lee-Anne Litton
There are just 3 places left for this residency. Get in quick before you miss out. For more information click here or telephone Project Manager, Sean Campbell on 0432 714 534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Litton replaces Elizabeth Ryan at the BTR#2 who is unable to attend due to personal reasons.
Lee-Anne Litton is a Sydney-based performing artists originally form Perth, Western Australia. She spent her childhood training and competing in rhythmic gymnastics, after finishing her gymnastic career; Lee-Anne found the arts and began further training in contemporary dance, acrobatics and aerial techniques. She has a strong investigation and passion for Contact Improvisation and has extensive aerial training specialising in elastic rope and harness work along with other static aerial apparatuses.
She has performed nationally and internationally with some of Australia’s leading physical theatre companies, including her own, Strings Attached along with Stalker and Legs on the Wall. Lee-Anne has an enquiry in the line between aerial performance and dance theatre and has choreographed aerial-dance scenes for several large-scale productions, both nationally and internationally. Also leading her to collaborate as aerial and movement consultant for different theatre and dance works. 2013 she toured to the Netherlands and Korea with Stalker to present Encoded and again later in the year to begin and present Pixel Mountain, a cross-cultural collaboration with Stalker and Korean dancers at Gwacheon and Hi Seoul Festivals.
Her curiosity for integrated dance has been developing since she had the opportunity to collaborate with New Zealand’s integrated dance company Touch Compass Dance Co., through a shared investigation in contact Improvisation and elastic rope. This year Lee-Anne was a teacher at “The Corner Dance Lab” held in Federal, NSW and in May she mentored Chanel Leaudais in her choreographic research which explored biomechanics and gravity in an integrated as part of the DirtyFeet Choreographic Lab.
Photo: Alejandro Rolandi