LDIF18 Round-Up

It’s been over a week since the final event of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 and I think we can safely say it was one of the most successful so far!  This year’s programme, exploring some of the most influential figures and voices in dance, lead to some of the most thought-provoking and eye-opening experiences…

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LDIF18: Meet Namron

  Down to our final count down for LDIF18!  While we pride ourselves on giving opportunities to up and coming artist we are also very excited to welcome an artist with over 50 years of experience in the dance industry, Namron.  As an artist with so many family connections and memories of Leicester, it seems…

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LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaurmire

  LDIF18 Launch: Meet Nora Chipaumire With LDIF18 just over a week away, we cannot wait to celebrate International Dance Day at the 2Funky Music Café on the 29 April.  International Dance Day seeks to promote the art of dance around the world. Dance is both an art form and a method of communication in…

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers Media Launch

Last night saw Serendipity travel to The Place, London for the media launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018, ahead of the festival beginning next month. Eddie Nixon, director of The Place provided a warm welcome, and informed guests about the historic importance of the studio as a home to pioneering contemporary dance and we…

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An interview with Germaine Acogny

Last week we set off again on our travels, this time to Brussels where Germaine Acogny was performing ahead of her performance at Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 (LDIF) next month. Heading off on the Eurostar, we arrived just in time to see Germaine’s performance of Mon Elure Noire (My Black Chosen One) at Les…

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Narrating the Somatic Conference

On Saturday, we were very kindly invited by Adesola Akinleye and Helen Kindred to attend the Narrating the Somatic: Gathering Voices, sharing dance practices symposium at Middlesex University. The symposium brought together different practitioners from different fields to discuss and explore their work, with a particular reflection and focus on somatic practices, through discussion and…

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Dance Black Joy: An adventure in North Carolina

This weekend took me to North Carolina to attend the Collegium of African Diaspora Dance at Duke University. The university itself is steeped in history. The campus was largely designed by Julian Abele, one of the first prominent African-American architects, and the university was one of the first to open their doors to women, in…

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IABD – An LA Adventure

  The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) is a network for artists, administrators, practitioners and academics to come together, both to highlight and seek to resolve key issues and also to celebrate the tenacity and strength of the Black dance community. The association was founded by Joan Myers Brown, who as you may…

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What Should you Expect from Germaine Acogny in LDIF 2018

We have just 13 weeks to go before we celebrate International Dance day on the 29 April! But most importantly with 13 weeks to go until the launch LDIF 2018, I thought I would give you a bit of an insight into what to expect from one of our visiting artists, Germaine Acogny. During the…

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