Serendipity launch their new podcast, exploring the issues, stories and people behind LDIF.
From emerging artists to legendary figures, this podcast gives voice to the African and Caribbean Diaspora. In each episode, Pawlet Brookes, CEO and Artistic Director of Serendipity, speaks to pioneering Black dancers, artists, choreographers, activists, academics and leaders within the arts and heritage sector.
This event is part of Alternative LDIF, a digital festival of international dance.
Listen to Episode Two – Being a Black British Flamenco Dancer with Yinka Esi Graves now.
Yinka Esi Graves is a Black British Flamenco dancer living and working in Seville. In one sense, Yinka brings the influences of the African diaspora to Spain and Flamenco, but in another, she is accessing an influence and connection that already exists. In this episode, we discuss the hidden African history in Flamenco and Yinka’s new work, The Disappearing Act, which investigates questions of visibility and presence.
Listen to Episode One – Codifying Black Dance with Thomas Prestø now.
Thomas Prestø is a choreographer, the founder and artistic director of Tabanka Dance Ensemble in Oslo, Norway, and the creator of Talawa Technique. Talawa Technique is a method of codifying African Caribbean dance styles. In this episode, Pawlet Brookes speaks to Thomas about his groundbreaking work in notation around Black dance and the challenges and successes of Tabanka Dance Ensemble.
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