Unfortunately lesley-Anne Sayers died very suddenly, and unexpextedly, in April 2010. Her husband and co-worker can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org for any matters concerning her work.
Lesley-Anne Sayers was a dance historian with a particular interest
in set design and the visual arts. She studied dance at the
Laban Centre London after a first degree in drama. Her work
on Pas d'Acier began as PhD research (Bristol: 1999) and was
then further developed with post-doctoral study of its designer,
Georgii Yakoulov, in Moscow and Armenia funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board in 2000
model reconstruction of Yakoulov’s design for Le Pas d’Acier
has been exhibited in Brussels and Paris and is now on loan to
Princeton University. It has recently been in the 'Diaghilev and the Golden Age of Russian Ballet' at the V and A museum, London (until January 2011) and is now on show at the 'Danser Sa Vie' exhibition in the Pompidou, Paris until April 2012
Lesley-Anne was working with a design company in England, and teaching both at the Laban Centre in London and 20th
Century Art History for the Open University, and was a
Research Fellow in Dance at the University of Surrey Roehampton.