Re:Generations

Thursday 3 November 2016 was the start of a very exciting busy three days at the Re:Generations conference, which took place at Mac, Birmingham.  49 international delegates from around the world gathered with the host of artists, practitioners, funders and those new to the sector from the UK as we gathered to be inspired about…

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Black Women in Dance is officially launched!

What can I say this has been a great project allowing the sector to come together and celebrate.  To recognise our contribution to dance as Black women internationally.  Raising the profile of Black women in dance across all genres.  At Serendipity we are so proud to launch the publication which captured the spirit and the…

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Triumph, Trials and Turn Out – My New Life at Laban

Hello again, avid readers of the Serendipity Blog! It feels great to be back on this platform after having started it in January and then leaving it to rest post BA degree. Looking over all of this work, which I did at De Montfort University, gives me a warming sense of self-appreciation; the course leaders at…

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Lost Legends ignites passions in first Call Out session

Saturday 1 October was the first Call Out event for the Lost Legends project.  The aim of the day was for people involved in the project to meet members of the public who would like to share their memories of Black History Month in Leicester and to bring their memorabilia for the expanding Lost Legends…

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‘Lost Legends’ and Leicester…

Black History Month was launched in London on African Liberation day in 1987, meaning Black History Month will be 30 years old next year.  In Leicester we will be celebrating, and of course in a specific Leicester-way.  Lost Legends -30 years of Black History Month in Leicester, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is the…

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New York, New York

Our volunteer Sophie Machin tells us about her recent trip to the Big Apple. Where to start speaking about my time in New York with De Montfort Dance Society? Well, first starting with that it was absolutely fantastic and would like to say thanks for De Montfort University Dance Society and DMU Global for the…

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LDIF16 Round Up

Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2016 has been a great success, 10 days filled with thought provoking dialogues, networking and innovative dance.  This years festival was curated around Black women in dance and showcased the strength, beauty and courage as Black women took centre stage throughout LDIF. The festival began with the team taking residency in…

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An interview with Catherine Dénécy

Ahead of her performance on Friday, Leah Caldeira and Jessica Walker interviewed Catherine Dénécy about the inspiration and processes behind her new work. How do you feel about returning to LDIF and what is your perspective on the content of the programme? Are you excited? I am really happy and honoured to be back. I…

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