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LDIF+ Workshop

October 28 @ 9:30 am - October 31 @ 6:00 pm

£85 – £195

This is a rescheduled event as part of LDIF20 Finale, all original tickets remain valid.

LDIF+ offers a unique opportunity to work with three esteemed choreographers and gain insight into three distinct techniques rooted in the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, whilst presenting innovative contemporary aesthetics Accredited by CPD.
Participants will work with Thomas Prestø (Norway), Léna Blou (Guadeloupe) and Makeda Thomas (Trinidad/USA) over three days,
receiving a thorough introduction to each choreographer and their technique, with the course culminating in a performance opportunity for participants to showcase their work.
The LDIF+ workshop series provides a fantastic opportunity for continued professional development for dancers.

Thomas Prestø
Is the founder of Tabanka Dance Ensemble and the creator of the Talawa Technique™. Prestø’s work seamlessly merges ancestral movements, culturally contextualised vocabulary and Africana movement sensibilities.
Prestø is intimate with indigenous Caribbean and African Spiritual practices in Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba, and Nigeria respectively. He therefore pulls strongly from these practices both in his theoretical, practical and artistic approaches.

Léna Blou
Is a choreographer who codified gwo ka dance with a method she calls techni’ka, a modern technique that has been implemented in various mainstream dance schools and international performances across the globe.

Makeda Thomas
Is a dancer, choreographer, artistic director, writer and curator. She has performed with internationally recognised companies including Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Urban Bush Women, and Rennie Harris/ Puremovement. She has also won numerous awards for her choreography and as a multi-disciplinary solo artist. Thomas is the Founding Director of the Trinidad-based Dance and Performance Institute and a Founding Board Member of the Collegium for African Diasporic Dance.


October 28 @ 9:30 am
October 31 @ 6:00 pm
£85 – £195
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0116 257 7316


60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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One Day Workshop LDIF20
£ 85.00
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Two Day Workshop LDIF20
£ 125.00
23 available
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£ 170.00
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Four Day Workshop LDIF20
£ 195.00
23 available