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1985 to 1990
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1991 to 2000
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2001 to 2007
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Passage
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Caught by seeing
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Beached
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the Suchness of Heni
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Process writings
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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 1985 to 1990
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She Treads With Clanging Mysteries (1985)
Costumes and props designed by Rosemary Lee
Solo danced by Rosemary Lee (in silence)

Performed in New York and London

She treads with clanging mysteries
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Mirror Mirror On The Wall (1986)
Directed by Sally Sykes in collaboration with Rosemary Lee
Music composed by Larry Mindel and performed live
Costumes found by Sally Sykes, Rosemary Lee and the performers
Film by Irene Hall and Bruce Wylie

A dance theatre piece involving a different cast of up to 75 local participants (of any age over ten) at each venue. Toured to over 20 venues throughout the British Isles.

 
Mirror Mirror On The Wall
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Cold Comfort (1986)
Music —a compilation assembled by Rosemary Lee
Costumes found by the performers

Especially created for Chisenhale Dance Space, the culmination of a 4 week improvisation course led by Rosemary Lee. Eight London-based performers took part.

   
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New Springs From Old Winters (1987)
Music —a compilation of a variety of music related to spring rituals,
assembled by Rosemary Lee
Costumes and props designed by Rosemary Lee

A work for 57 performers, created while Rosemary Lee was Artist in Residence in Oxford for 4 weeks invited by Jointwork Dance company. “New Springs” was performed for 2 nights by a local cast of all ages and abilities at Oxford Town Hall. It was preceded by a procession through the city involving 200 performers.

 
New Springs From old Winters
   
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    Feathered Snippet (1987)
Music by Clement Jannequin
Costume designed and made by Rosemary Lee
Solo danced by Rosemary Lee

Performed at over 18 venues throughout the British Isles. This work was toured in the repertory of Sue MacLennan's Occasional Dance Company.

 
R. Lee FEATHERED SNIPPET
   
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    Moments Shorelines (1987)
Music composed by Larry Mindel
Costume designed by Rosemary Lee
printed by Rachel Winter
Photographs by Catherine Heatherington
Solo danced by Rosemary Lee

A work specifically for galleries, made in collaboration with photographer Catherine Heatherington, commissioned by Camerawork Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space. Performances included the Royal Festival Hall Foyer.

 
Moments Shorelines
   
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    What The Eye Doesn't See (1987)
Music —a compilation of Tex-Mex music, including Flaco Jimenez,
assembled by Rosemary Lee
Costumes designed by Rosemary Lee

A group work commissioned by Theatr Clywd Dance Group for 12 dancers. The work has toured internationally in their repertory.

   
   
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    Easily Led? (1988)
Music —aboriginal songs and music for jews harp assembled by Rosemary Lee
Costumes found by the performers

A group work commissioned by Wakefield College for 8 students majoring in dance.

   
   
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    Memoirs Of A Cast Of Thousands (1988)
Directed by Rosemary Lee in collaboration with Sally Sykes
Music composed by Jonathan Lever
Costumes found by Rosemary Lee, Sally Sykes and performer

A dance theatre performance involving a different cast of up to 30 performers over 16 years old, sometimes involving mentally and physically challenged performers. Memoirs has been in residence at over 10 venues.

 
R. Lee MEMOIRS OF A CAST OF THOUSANDS
   
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    Their Pockets Knotted (1988)
Music by Scarlatti
Costumes designed by Rosemary Lee and Annie Symons
made by Annie Symons and Rosie Hacket

A trio commissioned by Dance Alive in Cardiff. Performed throughout Wales and England. Awarded a Digital Award.

 
Their Pockets Knotted
   
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    Egg Dances (1988)
Music by Arvo Part
Costumes designed and made by Rosie Hackett

A group work for 13 dancers ranging from 9–70+ years old. First performed at The Place Theatre. Reconstructed in 1990 and toured to London, Leicester and Shrewsbury.

 
Egg Dances
   
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    1:8 Leanings, Inclines, Pinnacle, Monument (1989)
Music by Gyorgy Ligeti
Costumes designed and made by Rosie Hackett

A group work originally choreographed with Bretton Hall Dance in Community students, then revised and extended for 8 professional dancers and toured in 1990 as above.

   
   
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    Tenderhooks (1989)
Costume designed and made by Rosie Hackett
Overall design by Rosemary Lee

Solo danced by Rosemary Lee (in silence).
Premiered at the Purcell Room and toured in 1990 as above.

 
R. Lee Tenderhooks
   
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    Escape Routes (1989)
Music by Antonio Soler

A group work commissioned by Theatr Clywd Dance Group for their repertory for 15 dancers.

   
   
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    Seize The Thread (1990)
Music by Hans Richner
Costume designed and made by Rosie Hackett

A structured improvisation, a solo danced by Rosemary Lee.
Premiered at The Place and toured in 1990 as above.

   
   
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    Haughmond Dances (1990)
Directed and Choreographed by Rosemary Lee
Music composed and directed by Jane Wells
Costumes and props designed and made by Louise Belson and some performers
Technical direction and design by Chahine Yavroyan
Core team of dancers/teachers: Caroline Allen, Sally Doughty,
Thomas Kampe, Shaun Powell

A large scale project involving 237 performers of all ages from the Shrewsbury area. After a residency of 6 weeks Haughmond Dances was performed for three nights in the ruins of Haughmond Abbey. Audiences promenaded through the site. Awarded a Digital Award.

 
Haughmond Dances
   
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    Egg Dances On Video (1990)
A collaboration between Rosemary Lee and video director Peter Anderson.

Commissioned by the Arts Council as a video for use in education, Egg Dances was recorded on location in an ancient tithe barn. An interview with Rosemary Lee is included. Sold by The National Resource Centre for Dance.

 
R. Lee EGG DANCES ON VIDEO
   
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    Duel In A Teacup (1990)
Music composed by Jonathan Lever
Period costumes lent by Northern Stage wardrobe and Central School of Speech and Drama wardrobe
Props found by performers

A performance piece created especially for Central Arcade, Newcastle performed by the Tyndale Youth Dance Group and guests. Commissioned by Newcastle Dance ’90, a Dance Umbrella event.

 
R. Lee DUEL IN A TEACUP
   
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