The Featherstonehaughs

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The Featherstonehaughs are a London-based, all-male contemporary dance company, described by Arts Council England as "one of the leading contemporary dance companies in Britain," presenting work that "is diverse, witty and instantly recognisable."[1]


The Featherstonehaughs company was formed by Lea Anderson (now Artistic Director/Choreographer) in 1988, complementing The Cholmondeleys, an all-female company formed four years earlier.[2]

Works created by Anderson for The Featherstonehaughs include:

  • The Show (1990)
  • The Featherstonehaughs’ Big Feature (1991)
  • The Featherstonehaughs Immaculate Conception (1992)
  • The Bends (1994)
  • The Featherstonehaughs Go Las Vegas (1995)
  • The Featherstonehaughs Draw On The Sketchbooks Of Egon Schiele (1997) (2010)
  • Edits (2010)

One of the founding members of the Featherstonehaughs (1990–1997) is movement director Dan O'Neill who has worked extensively in opera at the Royal Opera House[3] and the Grange Opera among others. He has worked in film (The Girl with All The Gifts, 2016), and on the first three series of Humans, a Kudos/AMC production (2015, 2016, 2018) designing the movement of the robots.


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