A unique opportunity to work with renowned choreographers, all trailblazers in contemporary Caribbean dance. The LDIF+ workshop series provides a fantastic opportunity for continued professional development for dance practitioners. Whether dancers, choreographers or educators you can gain an insight into contemporary dance techniques from Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba. The sessions build over three days to provide a through introduction to each aesthetic. With this flexible programme, participants can tailor the opportunity to suit their own needs choosing to work with one, two or all three of the course leaders.
L’Antoinette Stines (Jamaica)
9.15am – 11.00am
L’Antoinette Stines is the creator of L’Antech, an eclectic Caribbean contemporary dance technique, which synthesises African influences, Caribbean folklore and Jamaican dance. It brings together elements of classical ballet whilst honouring African Caribbean retentions and unifying body, mind and spirit to create something truly distinctive. No stranger to the LDIF programme, L’Antoinette is the founder of L’Acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force.
Jeanguy Saintus (Haiti)
11.15am – 12.45pm
Jeanguy Saintus is a Haitian dancer and choreographer, as the founder of Ayikodans he continuously pushes the limits of modern dance. Jeanguy Saintus’ technique is a contemporary Haitian aesthetics, rooted in tradition, with folklore and Haitian voodoo culture, as well as diverse African, Amerindian and French influences that reflect modern Caribbean culture and creativity.
Barbara Ramos (Cuba)
1.45pm – 3.30pm
Barbara Ramos is a choreographer and practitioner based in Cuba. Barbara Ramos’ technique draws on the powerful influences that African Caribbean culture have made on classical styles of modern and contemporary dance, characterised by marked emphasis on design and shapes. As the Artistic Director of Danza del Caribe, Barbara Ramos explores harmonisation to a dance language that transgresses the boundaries of communication.
* available until 28 February 2018