PACE3, De Montfort University


Friday 4 May
1.45pm – 3.15pm
PACE3, De Montfort University

With a career spanning fifty years, this masterclass with Namron is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside one of the pioneers of British contemporary dance. Founder member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Namron has taught at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Millennium Dance 2000, and has worked with companies from Phoenix Dance to Alvin Ailey and on West End musicals from Cats to Five Guys Named Moe. Namron’s masterclass will focus on providing an insight into contemporary dance frameworks and technique.

Germaine Acogny

Wednesday 9 May
3.45pm – 5.15pm
PACE3, De Montfort University

A unique introduction to the Germaine Acogny technique by the creator herself. ‘An African Dance of modern expression’, Germaine Acogny’s technique has grown out of a knowledge of West African traditional dances, whilst incorporating influences of Western dance styles. Focusing on the work of the spine and improvisation, movements are based on three elements: undulation, contraction, vibration. Through the class participants will discover their own style transforming traditional dances into contemporary expression and forms, open up to African dance, its richness, power and strength to use it as a new source of inspiration.

For further information and to book, please call 0116 257 7316 or email

LDIF Programme

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From the Streets to the Stage: The Journey of Frederick Davis

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Tango Negro 3

Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

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Biography: An evening with Namron

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Ancestral Voices: Dance Dialogues Conference

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Urban Jazz Dance Company: Antoine Hunter and Zahna Simon

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Germaine Acogny: Somewhere at the Beginning

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