Laban Theatre presents A Tribute to Dr Lesley-Anne Sayers


Laban Theatre presents A Tribute to Dr Lesley-Anne Sayers
Monday 6 December, 19.30h
Laban Theatre, Laban, Creekside, London SE8 3DZ
Tickets: £12 (£8 concessions)
Booking: 020 8305 9500 or via

Laban Theatre presents A Tribute to Dr Lesley-Anne Sayers in honour of the esteemed dance scholar, scenographer and valued friend and colleague of Trinity Laban's Dance Faculty.

This special evening celebrates Lesley-Anne's important work through two short films made by her and her husband, Peter Sayers. Die Grünen Clowns 1928 to Green Clowns 2008 is an insightful documentary following the recreation of Rudolf Laban's work by Valerie Preston-Dunlop and Alison Curtis-Jones at Trinity Laban, while Le Pas D'Acier - the process of the recreation, documents Lesley-Anne's inspiring project to recreate Sergei Diaghilev's innovative, unfinished 1925 ballet. The evening will also include the world premiere of a piece for 'cello by Michael Berkeley to which choreographer, Melanie Clarke has created a solo work.

During the evening, the Lesley-Anne Scholarship Foundation will be launched to encourage and assist postgraduate students with innovative projects in scenography for dance - wherever these might be developed.

Lesley-Anne passed away on 11 April 2010. She is remembered fondly by the dance community for her contribution to our understanding and appreciation of some of the key moments in 20th century dance.

Mirella Bartrip, Director of Dance at Trinity Laban, says: "In Lesley-Anne we have lost a very special friend and colleague whose contribution to dance scholarship and research was inspiring. She had an absolute passion for research, for finding new connections between dance and the visual arts, for exploring perspectives that would enable her to uncover new knowledge. I know her work will live on, and I hope you will feel that this evening is a fitting tribute to her."