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May 2019

LDIF19 Workshop Programme

May 1 @ 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 Saintus (Haiti) 9:30am – 11:30am Jeanguy Saintus…

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Never Stand Still

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£9.20 30 tickets left

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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Bill T.Jones: A Good Man

May 1 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Phoenix, 4 Midland Street
Leicester, LE1 1TG United Kingdom
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£9.20

A window into the creative process and the creative crisis of Bill T. Jones, one of America’s provocative artists. A two-time Tony® Award winner for best choreography, the documentary follows Bill as he leads the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in the creation of Fondly Do We Hope…Fervently Do We Pray, in honour of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. Bill explores what it means to be a good man, to be a free man, to be a citizen. This screening in will be…

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LDIF19 Workshop Programme

May 2 @ 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

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 Saintus (Haiti) 9:30am – 11:30am Jeanguy Saintus…

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Signatures

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£12

Signatures, a collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, is a platform that provides opportunities to nurture and support undiscovered talent. The platform works with emerging dancers and choreographers based locally, nationally and internationally, enabling them to realise their creative potential. Signatures will showcase several excerpts of work in development; thought-provoking, explorative and always innovative, this is a unique opportunity to see rising stars of dance. https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/signatures-2019/

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LDIF19 Workshop Programme

May 3 @ 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

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 Saintus (Haiti) 9:30am – 11:30am Jeanguy Saintus…

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Urban Jazz Dance Company

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£15

Returning after their LDIF18 debut, Urban Jazz Dance Company will present a mixed bill of work exploring issues affecting the international Deaf community. The company interweave American sign language with urban jazz rhythms to create thought-provoking performances that capture the imagination. Deaf’s IMPRISONED explores what it means to be living in a “prison within a prison” as a D/deaf person in the criminal justice system. The evening will explore the tension between Deaf utopia and Deaf diaspora. The company, featuring Deaf…

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LDIF+ Showcase Performance

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£5

Bringing together the work of three contemporary choreographers, Jeanguy Saintus, Alesandra Seutin and Thomas Talawa Prestø, LDIF+ participants will present their learning from three days of intensive training in an exciting showcase performance. The LDIF+ Showcase Performance is a unique opportunity to dance that fuses African traditions, Caribbean movement, urban dance and contemporary practice. https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/ldif-performance-showcase/

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Dance for Film

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, 8 Newarke Close
Leicester, LE2 7BJ United Kingdom
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Free

A platform for dance film makers from around the world showcasing innovative choreography and creativity. This collection of short films juxtaposes drama, beauty and rhythm with experimental concepts and narrative dance. The films will be also screened throughout the festival (Monday 29 April – Saturday 11 May) on Vijay Patel Building screen.

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Masterclass with Ronald K.Brown/ Evidence: A Dance Company

May 8 @ 4:00 pm
De Montfort University Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 9BH + Google Map
£20

A unique opportunity to work with Ronald K.Brown/Evidence: A Dance Company. The Masterclasses are designed for participants of all ages with a wide range of dance experience. Classes begin centre floor with an emphasis on alignment, rhythm and using the body to express ideas and themes; strength, prayer and celebration. The session will provide a unique introduction of the various dance techniques that are incorporated in the vocabulary of Ronald K.Brown, such as Western modern dance, as well as traditional…

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