Dance: A Universal Language

For many years, in different roles and organisations, I have programmed events for International Dance Day.  I am drawn to the possibilities that can come from bringing people together.  Dance provides opportunities to embrace diversity in its broadest sense.  A key to the human experience; whether narrative or abstract, each performance holds a story, a…

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Equity

Last week, I was delighted to be invited to speak at Arts Connect International’s Arts Equity Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, an initiative bringing together artists and influencers examining equity both in and through the arts.  Sam and I were privileged to hear contributions of speakers such as Hyppolite Ntiguirwa, Kaisha Johnson and Marian Brown, executive…

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Entrepreneurship

Taking inspiration from the Diversity in Entrepreneurship conference at Falmouth University this month, I have this month spent time considering the term entrepreneurship, and the mindset of “seeking out potential opportunities during uncertain times”. This is certainly true of Serendipity’s story which I founded in the midst of the recession nine years ago. However, I…

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Into the Unknown

January 2019 The start of a new year is always an opportunity to look forward with anticipation at the year ahead. For the UK, if not for most of Europe, 2019 also seems to have brought with it an air of anxiety, with Brexit on the horizon, and an ever-growing uncertainty on what exactly this…

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Save The Last Dance For Us

The official countdown to the Let’s Dance International Frontiers has begun! Celebrating 9 years of LDIF, Serendipity is getting ready Serendipity is gearing up for its 9year of LDIF. Marking International Dance Day, Serendipity launch LDIF 2019 in the historic setting of Leicester Cathedral. The event will host National and International artists, coming to Leicester…

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Japans homeless banish despair through dance

Marking the Start of National Homeless awareness week, Serendipity looks back on the Japanese dance troupe, who rose from the streets. Quite literally. Just two years after the legalisation of dance in Japan is, Dance troupe Newcomer “H” Sokerissa took to the streets of Tokyo in a performance that would shudder the world. Why? All…

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Dancers of the world unite for World Kindness.

On World Kindness day, groups from across the world join together to perform Flashmobs, thousands of people, dancing to the same song, at the same time, separated by continents but united through dance. All with one common purpose: to make the world a better place through dance. Marking its seventh year of global flash mobbing,…

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Calling all dancers!

Do you love to dance or choreograph? Do you want to perform on an international stage? Look no further. In just two days’ time, applications will close for The Signatures Showcase 2019. Serendipity has teamed up with Dance4 to place this showcase, based in Leicester, on an international stage, hosting artists from all corners of…

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BHM Film Programme

This year the theme for Black History Month is Seen and Not Heard: Black Women, tying in with 2018 being the year of the women. This theme gives Serendipity the chance to show some ground-breaking films that celebrate the voices of iconic Black women including films exploring the stories of Winnie Mandela and Miriam Makeba. During the…

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