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60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
0116 242 3595 https://www.curveonline.co.uk/

April 2019

Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice

April 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£75 – £85

Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice is a one day conference exploring the processes behind creating choreography that blends techniques from the African and African Caribbean diaspora to create new vocabularies. The conference will feature a panel of leading dance practitioners and academics who will each provide their own reflection on contemporary dance practices, whilst examining what ‘Black dance’ means today. Ronald K. Brown (USA) will be the keynote speaker for Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice. Ronald is the founder and artistic…

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May 2019

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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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 – £18

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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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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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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