LDIF 10 Years in the Making

LDIF 10 Years In The Making dances beyond the boundaries of a single nation, charting the journey of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF). This transnational dance festival launches each year in Leicester, UK, on 29 April, International Dance Day.

Looking back to the festival’s origins, this special publication documents some of the key moments, performances, artists and collaborations from the festival’s ten-year history. Through stunning images, poetry and personal recollections, the legacy of LDIF is laid bare in celebration of this milestone.

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LDIF Programme

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On a pink background we see the silhouettes of five dancers. Overlaid are the words Festival Pass.

Alternative LDIF20 Festival Pass

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On a black background, dancer Kyle Abraham is looking up, balanced on one leg, his other leg extended behind him. His arms are held out to the side

Alternative LDIF20 Launch

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On a black background, next to the words Black Men in Dance, Masculinity in Motion in white, choreographer and artist Ivan Blackstock is mid-movement, with his arms crossed covering his face

Black Men in Dance: Masculinity in Motion

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Dance Dialogues: Kyle Abraham

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Serendipity Podcast Launch

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Dance Dialogues: S. Ama Wray

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LDIF20 Short Film Showcase

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Dance Dialogues: Gladys M Francis

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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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Dance Dialogues: Thomas Prestø

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Dance Dialogues: Nora Chipaumire

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Dance Dialogues: Chester Morrison

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Dancer Yinka Esi Graves is in mid-movement, with her head down and arms covering her face

Yinka Esi Graves: The Disappearing Act (Work in Progress Shorts)

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Dance Dialogues: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

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Dance Dialogues: Ronald K Brown

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Dance Dialogues: L’Antoinette Stines

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Dance Dialogues: Joan Myers Brown

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30 Seconds of Freedom

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