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February 2019

LDIF+ Workshop with Kenrick Sandy

5th February 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£50

LDIF+ will focus on Black British presence ahead of the LDIF19 programme Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. The course features three Black British choreographers in a series of intensive day long sessions, exploring the integration of African and African Caribbean dance and perspectives with contemporary choreography to create new innovative aesthetics in Black British Dance. 12pm-5pm | 5 February 2019 – Kenrick Sandy, Boy Blue Entertainment Gain an insight into urban, commercial and hip hop theatre from innovative choreographer Kenrick Sandy.…

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Evening Masterclass with Kenrick Sandy

5th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PACE, Richmond Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£10

Get ready to be pushed to your limits in this high energy workshop with the award winning Kenrick Sandy. Undoubtedly one of the most renowned choreographers and performers in the UK urban, commercial and theatrical scenes Masterclass 6pm- 8pm Just £10! Following his day long workshop at Serendipity Kenrick Sandy will be running an additional 2 hour evening class at De Montfort University, Leicester on Tuesday 5 February. Gain an insight into urban, commercial and hip hop theatre from innovative…

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LDIF+ Workshop with Sharon Watson

6th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£70

LDIF+ will focus on Black British presence ahead of the LDIF19 programme Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. The course features three Black British choreographers in a series of intensive day long sessions, exploring the integration of African and African Caribbean dance and perspectives with contemporary choreography to create new innovative aesthetics in Black British Dance. 10am-5pm | 6 February 2019 – Sharon Watson, Phoenix Dance Theatre Work alongside the artistic director of one of the UK’s longest running contemporary dance companies.…

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LDIF+ Workshop with Vicki Igbokwe

7th February 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£50

LDIF+ will focus on Black British presence ahead of the LDIF19 programme Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. The course features three Black British choreographers in a series of intensive day long sessions, exploring the integration of African and African Caribbean dance and perspectives with contemporary choreography to create new innovative aesthetics in Black British Dance. 12pm-5pm | 7 February 2019 – Vicki Igbokwe, Uchenna Dance Explore Vicki’s signature blending of club styles, house, waacking and vogue with African and contemporary dance.…

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Evening Masterclass with Vicki Igbokwe

7th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PACE, Richmond Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 7GZ United Kingdom
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£10

Coming off the tour of her most recent work as the artistic director of Uchenna Dance, Hansel and Gretel, be prepared for a class of new and innovative movement styles with Vicki Iqbokwe Masterclass 6pm- 8pm Just £10! Following her day long workshop with Serendipity Vicki Igbokwe will be running an additional 2 hour evening class at De Montfort University, Leicester on Tuesday 5 February. Explore Vicki’s signature blending of club styles, house, waacking and vogue with African and contemporary…

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April 2019

LDIF19 LAUNCH: AYIKODANS

29th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
LEICESTER CATHEDRAL, St Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane
Leicester, Leicester LE1 5PZ United Kingdom
Free – £18

In the historic and reflective setting of Leicester Cathedral, Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019 will launch with an exciting new commission by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus and his company Ayikodans. Ayikodans highlight the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that, while rooted in folkloric tradition, reflects a modern Caribbean culture and creativity. The company present work that showcase tenacity and survival against the odds. Those who attended LDIF18 will be familiar with Jeanguy Saintus’ unique cross-cultural body language that…

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Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice

30th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£55 52 tickets left

Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice is a one day conference exploring the processes behind creating choreography that blends techniques from the African and African Caribbean diaspora to create new vocabularies. The conference will feature a panel of leading dance practitioners and academics who will each provide their own reflection on contemporary dance practices, whilst examining what ‘Black dance’ means today. Ronald K. Brown (USA) will be the keynote speaker for Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. Ronald is the founder and artistic…

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Networking Event

30th April 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen Victoria Arts Club, 41 Rutland Street, Cultural Quarter
Leicester, LE1 1RD
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Free

An opportunity for industry professionals to come together and share knowledge, learn and meet new people. Serendipity Connect aims to build an international network of artists, arts administrators and academics to open the door for innovative collaborations, talent development and idea exchange. This event is included in with a ticket to the conference Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice, once you have purchased you ticket please RVSP to the event below.

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May 2019

LDIF19 Workshop Programme

1st May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 3rd May 2019

Dupont Dance School, Memory Lane
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 3UL United Kingdom
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£120 – £200 20 tickets left

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. The LDIF+ workshop series provides a fantastic opportunity for continued professional development for dance practitioners. The course expands over three days to provide a thorough introduction to each choreographer and their technique, culminating in a performance opportunity for participants to showcase their work. Jeanguy Saitus (Haiti) 9:30am – 11:30am Jeanguy Saintus…

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Never Stand Still

1st May 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators. Filmed at the iconic Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, founded in the 1930s by visionary dance pioneer Ted Shawn, the festival is a haven for artists and audiences from around the world, a place where dance is studied, created, performed and celebrated. This documentary weaves interviews, performances and archival footage and narrated by Bill T. Jones.   This screening in…

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