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May 2019

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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Autograph

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£12

Autograph is a platform which supports emerging dance artists as they progress in their careers and create new work. With the support of Serendipity and Dance4, Misato Shimizu and Ofelia Balogun have spent the last year developing two new innovative pieces of dance, both exploring identity. Misato Shimizu – The Fly   Originally created around Misato’s experiences of moving to the UK, The Fly is an autobiographical solo that explores life in a different country and culture. The work explores the need…

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Biography: Brenda Dixon Gottchild

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trinity House Chapel, De Montfort University
Leicetser, Leicestershire LE1 5WH
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£15 – £18

Biography is a platform that recognises and celebrates the work of experienced dance practitioners. In 2019, Biography presents a lecture-demonstration from Brenda Dixon Gottschild, professor emerita of dance studies at Temple University, Philadelphia. Brenda is known for her ongoing quest to bring the African American cultural contribution to the fore. Brenda’s career has journeyed from artist-performer to writer-scholar, from practitioner to observer, and a combination of both. The two developments are driven by the same passion for the performing arts…

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Ronald K.Brown / Evidence: A Dance Company

May 10 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence: A Dance Company, focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography. Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. The choreography uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and embrace the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. Ronald K. Brown’s choreography is in high demand; he has set works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cleo Parker…

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Ronald K.Brown / Evidence: A Dance Company

May 11 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£10

Founded by Ronald K. Brown in 1985 and based in Brooklyn, New York, Evidence: A Dance Company, focuses on the seamless integration of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography. Evidence provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies, and triumphs. The choreography uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and embrace the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. Ronald K. Brown’s choreography is in high demand; he has set works for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cleo Parker…

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