Alternative LDIF20

Due to the exceptional circumstances we are faced with due to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all in-person events for our planned Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2020 programme, which was scheduled to take place in 29 April – 16 May 2020.

Instead, and because we know how passionate you are in supporting our programme, we are delivering a free digital programme during the festival period, launching online on Wednesday 29 April.

The full programme for Alternative LDIF20 is below. We hope you’ll join us online to connect, collaborate and support the international dance ecology during a very difficult time.

LDIF Programme

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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Dancer Kyle Abraham is mid-movement, balanced on one foot, with one arm wrapped around his chest and the other covering his face

Dance Dialogues: Kyle Abraham

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Microphone in a smoky stage background

Serendipity Podcast Launch

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Dancer S. Ama Wray is looking forward, balanced on one foot, with both arms launching behind her

Dance Dialogues: S. Ama Wray

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Two dancers with their backs against each other in mid-movement

LDIF20 Short Film Screening

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Academic Gladys M Francis is smiling warmly into the camera

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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Choreographer Thomas Prestø is mid-movement with his left arm partially covering his face, and right arm arched lifted high

Dance Dialogues: Thomas Prestø

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Dancer Wolman Michelle Luciano from Tabanka Dance Ensemble is in mid-movement with his arms arched forward

Tabanka Dance Ensemble

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Practitioner Nora Chipaumire is mid-movement holding a microphone with both her arms raised up

Dance Dialogues: Nora Chipaumire

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Artist Annabel Guérédrat walks behind artist Henri Tauliaut. Henri leads Annabel, her hand resting on his shoulders. Henri is wearing a rainbow mohawk wig and a red mesh vest and yellow welders goggles. Annabel is a wearing a Marie Antoinette wig

Annabel the Rebel

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Activist Chester Morrison is looking into the camera

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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Choreographer and dancer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is smiling warmly into the camera

Dance Dialogues: Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

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Choreographer and dancer Ronald K Brown is mid movement, balanced on one leg and arms held out to the side

Dance Dialogues: Ronald K Brown

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Choreographer and dancer L'Antoinette Stines looks straights ahead into the camera. A light bar illuminates the right side of her face, while casting a shadow on the left side

Dance Dialogues: L’Antoinette Stines

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Dance instructor Joan Myers Brown is seated on a chair, with her legs crossed, smiling warmly into the camera

Dance Dialogues: Joan Myers Brown

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On a multicoloured background, dancer Alice Sheppard is launching forward down a ramp, balancing on her hands lifting her wheelchair high

30 Seconds of Freedom

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30 Seconds of Freedom

30 Seconds of Freedom
Saturday 16 May 2020, 7:00pm (BST)

Inspired with conversations had in with artists in the midst of the current situation, 30 Seconds of Freedom is a collective dance short bringing together dancers from around the world in an expression of movement, a step outside of reality and a breath in a time of social distancing.

Anyone is welcome to submit 30 seconds of movement, in any style or genre. Movements can be grand or small. Films should be made in a horizontal aspect ratio and emailed to 30secondsoffreedom@serendipity-uk.com with the artist’s name by Monday 27 April 2020.