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Autograph is a developmental platform that supports established artists as they progress further in their careers. With the support of Serendipity and Dance4, the artists have developed their work to create new pieces for LDIF20. The artists presented in Autographs represent the exciting future of Black dance and highlight up and coming artists to watch.

This year, autograph presents the work of Akiem Toussaint Buck  and Yinka Esi Graves.

Akeim Toussaint Buck: Sib Y Osis
Serendipity commissioned Sib Y Osis as part of BHM Live 2019. At Autograph, choreographer Akiem Toussaint Buck presents the next phase in the development of this piece. Sib Y Osis is a dance theatre performance encapsulating a journey of contentment, play, fear, rage and joy. It tells a story exploring an emotive journey shared by siblings living in a state of spirit and dance, opposed by a shifting environment of pain and celebration. Taking inspiration from historical and present systems of discrimination, activism and spirituality, this work draws power from the elating spirit to bring relief from the struggle.

Yinka Esi Graves: The Disappearing Act
More information coming soon.


Image: Yinka Esi Graves

LDIF Programme

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Black dancer Kyle Abraham is leaping with arms spread and one leg kicked out behind him. He wears a colourful costume with loose tassels that flow out as he moves.

LDIF20 Launch featuring Kyle Abraham – Cocoon

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A woman in a short red dress with a long train strides forwards while four men in red trousers hold the back of her train

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

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Dancer Alice Sheppard, balances on her hands, arms straight, and on a pair of silver crutches, lifting her lower body and wheelchair high. Alice's head is tucked and her short curly hair peaks out from behind her strong arms. She is wearing a shimmery gold bodysuit. She is set against a black background and light reflects off her costume, chair, and crutches. Photo by Mengwen Cao.

Alice Sheppard – Where Good Souls Fear

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Annabel Guérédrat and Henri Tauliaut stand defiantly hand-in-hand in the middle of a street, both wearing red mesh clothing and looking directly ahead.

ArtIncidence – Nu Descendant L’Escalier (Nude Descending A Staircase)

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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

Film Screening – The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen (2016)

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