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the Suchness of Heni
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A Tribute to Michael Donaghy 1954-2004
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A tribute to Niki Pollard
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Rosemary Lee – Chronicle of works 1991 to 2000
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I Need A Calm Sky (1991)
Music commissioned from Colin Riley
Costumes prepared by Louise Belson and the cast

A group work commissioned by The Merseyside Youth Dance Forum and created for young dancers from various groups throughout Merseyside. Toured regionally.

   
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Pensthorpe Performance Trail (1991)
Co directed by Rosemary Lee, Jane Wells, Louise Belson
Music by Jane Wells and Brian Eade and performers
Costumes and sets designed by Louise Belson and made by herself and the performers
Dance artist Thomas Kampe

A large scale outdoor event involving over 100 performers of all ages. A residency of 5 weeks, Pensthorpe Performance Trail was performed over 3 nights with the audience promenading around the lanes and lakes of Pensthorpe Waterfowl Trust, Norfolk.

  R. Lee PENSTHORPE PERFORMANCE TRAIL
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Stranded (1991)
Music by Arvo Part, additional music by Jonathan Lever
Costumes designed and made by artist Caroline Broadhead in collaboration with Rosemary Lee

Performed by 9 women (all choreographers in their own right) and 9 young people. Commissioned by the South Bank as part of the Ballroom Blitz Festival and created specifically for the Ballroom area. Winner of a London Dance and Performance Award,1991.

 
R. Lee Stranded
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Ascending Fields (1992)
Directed and Choreographed by Rosemary Lee
Music composed by Simon Limbrick
Installations by Siobhan Davies
Lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan
Costume co-ordination by Abigail Hammond
Core of professional dancers – Thomas Kampe, Simon Whitehead, Caroline Allen, Matilda Leyser.

Performed by an open group of adults from the Birmingham area and students from Coventry Centre for Performing Arts, musicians from the Birmingham area and a group of 3 professional musicians from London. The entire cast was around 70. Commissioned and co-produced by Birmingham City Council, Sounds Like Birmingham (City of Music in 1992). Ascending Fields was performed at Fort Dunlop, a massive empty tyre depot off the M6. The audiences of 300 on 4 nights promenaded through the building ascending to the top sixth floor.

 
R. Lee Ascending Fields
   
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    We Are Singing Our Farewell And Our Puzzlement (1993)
music by Vivaldi (Stabat Mater)
Costumes designed by Rosemary Lee

Performed by 18 3rd year students from De Montfort University. Commissioned by the University and created specifically for the nave and surrounding areas of Leicester Cathedral.

 
R. Lee WE ARE SINGING OUR FAREWELL AND OUR PUZZLEMENT
   
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    Heart Home (1993)
A period of research and development funded by the Arts Council resulting in three new works performed over two nights at Chisenhale Dance Space

Solo entitled Heart Home
music by Abbess Hildegaard of Bingen, additional sound score by Jonathan Lever, costume and set designed by Louise Belson

Performed within an elaborate set that starts as a mini prescenium stage 10’x10’ and after passing through several doors ends 2’x 2’. 4 costume changes within it. Revived in 1996 as part of Heart Home Revisited an evening of existing solos and a work in progress at Union Chapel in three different rooms – audience promenaded.

 
R. Lee Heart Home
   
Duo untitled work in progress
performed in silence
performed by Simon Whitehead and Rosemary Lee
GROUP WORK untitled work in progress
music composed by Jonathan Lever
performed by 12 dancers
Costumes arranged by Rosemary Lee
Created over a series of 10 workshops open to anyone.
   
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    Cedar (1993-94)
A work for video created in collaboration with Maddy Shepherd of Oxford Independent Video
directed by Rosemary Lee and Maddy Shepherd
music composed by Jonathan Lever

Created with 11 dancers from the Oxford area, shot in a large garden over 5 days.

   
   
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    The Galliard, Every Morning Before Breakfast (1994)
Music commission from Alexander Balanescu, played live by the Balanescu Quartet
Solo made for and performed by Gill Clarke

Commissioned by the Norfolk and Norwich Music Festival and premiered at St Andrew’s Hall Norwich. Revived in 1997 for tour of CHARGED. Revived 1998 for gala performance at Greenhouse Effect Conference Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds.

   
   
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    Exhale (1994)
Music “Mother” by Alexander Balanescu and Clare Connor, played live by the Balanescu Quartet
Costume by Abigail Hammond
Solo performed by Rosemary Lee

Commissioned by the Norfolk and Norwich Music Festival and premiered at St Andrew’s Hall Norwich. Revived in 1996 as part of HEART HOME REVISITED an evening of existing solos and a work in progress at Union Chapel in three different rooms-audience promenaded. Revived in 1997 for tour of CHARGED.

 
R. Lee Exhale
   
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    Boy(1995)
a film by Rosemary Lee and Peter Anderson
Music created for the film by Graeme Miller
Performer Tom Evans
Costume Louise Belson

Commissioned by the Arts Council and BBC2 as part of Dance for the Camera. Produced by MJW Productions, Anne Beresford and Margaret Williams. Broadcast BBC2 July 1996. Has been screened and broadcast internationally. Short listed for the IMZ Screen Choreography Award and received a special citation for the Choreography for the Camera Award at Moving Pictures Toronto.

 
R. Lee boy
   
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    5 Songs (1996)
Music Kathleen Ferrier singing British traditional songs
Costumes Rosemary Lee and the cast

Created for the seniors group at the Lillian Baylis theatre London involving 20 women over 60. Performed at The Lillian Baylis theatre and revived to be performed at venues in London.

   
   
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    Greenman (1996)
a video by Rosemary Lee and Peter Anderson
Music created for the video by Graeme Miller
Performer Simon Whitehead
Costume Louise Belson

Commissioned by the Arts Council and BBC2 as part of Dance for the Camera. Produced by MJW Productions, Anne Beresford and Margaret Williams. Broadcast BBC2 Autumn 1997. Has been screened and broadcast internationally.

 
R. Lee greenman
   
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    Treading The Night Plain (1996)
Music 2 String Quartets by Terry Riley played by the Kronos Quartet from the album Cadenza on the Night Plain
Performed by Ricochet Dance Company
Costumes by Louise Belson
Lighting design by Mark Parry

Commissioned by Ricochet Dance Company to be toured nationally and internationally throughout 1997 - 98

  R. Lee greenman
   
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    Silver (1997)
Music commissioned from Alexander Balanescu played live by the Balanescu Quartet
Performed by soloist Simon Whitehead with the Balanescu Quartet
Costumes by Louise Belson
Lighting design by Martin Bailey

Toured with The Galliard every morning before breakfast, Exhale, and two instrumental pieces by Alexander Balanescu as an evening of live music and solo dances entitled Charged. London venue the QEH. First presented as a work in progress as part of Heart Home Revisited in 1996.

 
R. Lee Silver
   
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    Three Studies In Courtship (1997)
Music 44 studies for 2 violins by Bela Bartok
Performed by Transitions Dance Company
Costumes by the Laban Centre design staff
Lighting Design by Steve Munn

Commissioned by Transitions Dance Company for their international tour 1998.

 
R. Lee three studies in courtship
   
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    Litany (1997)
Music Psalom and Trisagion by Arvo Part
Performed by 3rd year students at Middlesex University

Commissioned by Middlesex University for the performance option 3rd year students.

   
   
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    Chapel Dance (1998)
Improvised solo performed by Rosemary Lee
Music hymns played live by Mike Carver
Created for Union Chapel Ripe Nights.
   
   
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    Infanta (1998)
a video by Rosemary Lee and Peter Anderson
Music created for the video by Graeme Miller
Performer Eleanor Horton-Chandler
Costume Louise Belson

Commissioned by BBC2 as part of a Dance Night Christmas 1998. Produced by MJW Productions, Anne Beresford and Margaret Williams.

 
R. Lee Infanta
   
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    One To One (1999)
a period of research and development funded by ACE and LAB. Rosemary invited 5 artists to work with her and create a solo for her. These were performed in various venues across London:
  • Tidal Secretary by Gary Carter, at Toynbee Hall
  • Figure Frames by Mary Niblett, at Jacksons Lane
  • Time Lapses by Sue MacLennan at Jacksons Lane and later revived as part One To One X 2 for Spring Loaded The Place Theatre London(2000) and other venues nationally.
  • Language Lesson by Graeme Miller, at Union Chapel and later revived as part One To One X 2 for Spring Loaded The Place Theatre London(2000) and other London venues.

As part of the research time she also asked her 7 year old son Isaac Lee - Kronick to create Kangerkey Dances for her, at Jacksons Lane.

 
R. Lee One to One
   
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    The Banquet Dances (1999)
Part of Take Me To The River
Music composed Jonathan Lever
Performed by a mixed age cast of 50
design Emergency Exit
lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan

Commissioned by the Southbank, GDA and Canary Wharf Events and the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. The Banquet Dances was created for the Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College Greenwich. The cast was made up of children from a local school, young people from Lewisham College, an open mature group and 2 seniors from the Lillian Baylis over 60’s performance group. Performed over two weekends July 10-11 17-18 1999. The audience travelled by boat to the other two events in Take Me To The River.

 
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