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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Cinema For All

A few weeks ago, we were delighted to receive the news from Filmbank Media that Serendipity had been awarded second prize in the Innovation Awards to contribute towards a year round film programme of diversity led film. As a result, we were invited to an awards evening taking place in Sheffield as part of Cinema…

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Tanzmesse 2018

We headed to Düsseldorf to attend Tanzmesse, an annual dance festival in Germany, bringing together dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, programmers and producers from around the world.  It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and discuss opportunities for work and collaboration. Such as Niels Gamm, Kulturconsulting and Cleo Parker Robinson.   It…

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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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