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May 2020

Alternative LDIF20 Festival Pass

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - May 31 @ 11:30 pm
On a pink background we see the silhouettes of five dancers. Overlaid are the words Festival Pass.

Support LDIF and Serendipity by purchasing an Alternative LDIF20 Festival Pass. All LDIF20 events are available online, free of charge, for 24 hours from the advertised start time. For a minimum donation of £10, you will have access to all of the festival content until Sunday 31 May. During this time, you will be able to revisit any event as many times as you like, at any time during the period covered by the Festival Pass. Your support enables us…

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June 2020

Windrush Day Lecture: Where Are We Now?

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall, 115 Charles Street
Leicester, LE1 1FZ United Kingdom
£5 50 tickets left
An old map of the Caribbean is overlaid with a modern map of the UK, with the words Windrush Day Lecture on top

This is the first in a series of annual events in Leicester making the anniversary of Windrush. Join us to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. This lecture will contextualise Windrush, explore where we are now and look at next steps. The event will include: A keynote from Stephen Small, Professor of African American Studies at UC Berkeley. Small's research and expertise lie in public history, collective memory and the African Diaspora in Europe. A screening…

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October 2020

Conference – 10 Years, 10 Countries, 10 Voices: Black Classics

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
£70 – £85 60 tickets left

This is a rescheduled event as part of LDIF20 Finale, all original tickets remain valid. Celebrating Let’s Dance International Frontiers’ tenth birthday, 10 Years, 10 Countries, 10 Voices: Black Classics showcases the legacy of Black dancers, choreographers and practitioners who have paved the way. Changing the dialogue around how dance from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora is perceived and presented by the mainstream, Black Classics explores the pioneers who have broken down barriers with their creativity and tenacity. They…

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LDIF+ Workshop

October 28 @ 9:30 am - October 31 @ 6:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£85 – £195 23 tickets left

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…

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Film Screening Double Bill – The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen (2016) and STEP (2017)

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
£7.50 – £9.20
Angela Bowen, a Black woman with short hair, wears a white top and stands with one arm extended, and her other hand on her heart

This is a rescheduled event as part of LDIF20 Finale, all original tickets for either film screening are now valid for this double bill. The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen Directed by Jennifer Abod, Angela Bowen’s partner of more than 30 years, this award-winning documentary explores Bowen’s life as a Black lesbian, feminist activist, classical ballerina and renowned dance teacher. From her childhood in inner-city Boston during the Jim Crow era, the film crosses the decades as she became a…

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October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£10 – £12

Signatures will showcase several excepts of work in development; thought-provoking, explorative and always innovative, this is a unique opportunity to see rising stars of dance.

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LDIF+ Showcase Performance

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LDIF+ Showcase Performance is now a double bill event with BHM Live as part of LDIF20 Finale. Original tickets for the LDIF+ Showcase remain valid. Bringing together the work of three contemporary choreographers, see LDIF+ participants present their learning from three days of intensive training in an exciting showcase performance. The LDIF+ Showcase Performance is a unique opportunity to experience dance that fuses African traditions, Caribbean movement, urban dance and contemporary practice. More information about the BHM Live programme…

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