Signatures

Signatures will showcase several excepts of work in development; thought-provoking, explorative and always innovative, this is a unique opportunity to see rising stars of dance.

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LDIF+ Showcase Performance

The LDIF+ Showcase Performance is now a double bill event with BHM Live as part of LDIF20 Finale. Original tickets for the LDIF+ Showcase remain valid. Bringing together the work of three contemporary choreographers, see LDIF+ participants present their learning from three days of intensive training in an exciting showcase performance. The LDIF+ Showcase Performance…

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Conference – 10 Years, 10 Countries, 10 Voices: Black Classics

This is a rescheduled event as part of LDIF20 Finale, all original tickets remain valid. Celebrating Let’s Dance International Frontiers’ tenth birthday, 10 Years, 10 Countries, 10 Voices: Black Classics showcases the legacy of Black dancers, choreographers and practitioners who have paved the way. Changing the dialogue around how dance from the African and African…

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LDIF+ Workshop

This is a rescheduled event as part of LDIF20 Finale, all original tickets remain valid. LDIF+ offers 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 Accredited by CPD. Participants will work with Thomas Prestø…

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The Spirit of Sankofa

In June, I was privileged to attend Heritage Dot conference at the University of Lincoln. The premise of the conference was to explore digital horizons in relation to cultural heritage, and I was invited to speak about Archiving the Past, Reflecting the Future, an initiative by Serendipity supported by the Heritage Fund to document and share the cultural contribution of the African and African Caribbean community to the East Midlands.

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Out of Many, One

(The Jamaican motto Out of Many, One People is the inspiration for this month’s blog title. The Jamaica moto encompasses the diverse heritage of the Caribbean and nods to the Latin phrase E pluribus unum, one from many).  May has been a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what dance can mean in terms of bringing people together.  Often…

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LDIF18 Round-Up

It’s been over a week since the final event of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 and I think we can safely say it was one of the most successful so far!  This year’s programme, exploring some of the most influential figures and voices in dance, lead to some of the most thought-provoking and eye-opening experiences…

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LDIF18: Meet Namron

  Down to our final count down for LDIF18!  While we pride ourselves on giving opportunities to up and coming artist we are also very excited to welcome an artist with over 50 years of experience in the dance industry, Namron.  As an artist with so many family connections and memories of Leicester, it seems…

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers Media Launch

Last night saw Serendipity travel to The Place, London for the media launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018, ahead of the festival beginning next month. Eddie Nixon, director of The Place provided a warm welcome, and informed guests about the historic importance of the studio as a home to pioneering contemporary dance and we…

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An interview with Germaine Acogny

Last week we set off again on our travels, this time to Brussels where Germaine Acogny was performing ahead of her performance at Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018 (LDIF) next month. Heading off on the Eurostar, we arrived just in time to see Germaine’s performance of Mon Elure Noire (My Black Chosen One) at Les…

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What Should you Expect from Germaine Acogny in LDIF 2018

We have just 13 weeks to go before we celebrate International Dance day on the 29 April! But most importantly with 13 weeks to go until the launch LDIF 2018, I thought I would give you a bit of an insight into what to expect from one of our visiting artists, Germaine Acogny. During the…

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What’s in store for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2018?

Let’s Dance International Frontiers has developed a reputation for showcasing trailblazing International practitioners alongside new talent, and the programme for LDIF18 is no different! We are thrilled to be able to announce the line-up for the festival, with new work from trailblazers Germaine Acogny, Nora Chipaumire, Namron and emerging talents Ella Mesma, Mac Daniel V.…

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Developing Your Choreographic Voice 2

Developing Your Choreographic Voice 2 finished earlier this week, bringing to a close four days of intensive exercises and techniques. Providing artists with the tools to find their own voice in their work.  The course was led by Catherine Dénécy, Dr Sharon Wray and Cosimo Keita Cadore with each practitioner bringing their own expertise in…

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