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