New chapter for Canberra dance powerhouse Liz Lea

By Michelle Potter
Updated April 24 2018 - 11:47am, first published June 15 2016 - 11:58pm

Seven years ago, dancer and choreographer Liz Lea relocated from the UK to Australia. She left behind her a flourishing practice, largely as a solo performer working in the areas of classical Indian dance and the martial arts. She also had a particular interest in Western dancers who, historically, had been inspired by Asian dance, including Anna Pavlova and the American modern dance pioneer, Ruth St Denis. Lea became adept at restaging works by those artists.

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