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

May 2020

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

5th May 2020 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£60 – £85 68 tickets left
A woman in a short red dress with a long train strides forwards while four men in red trousers hold the back of her train

Celebrating Let’s Dance International Frontiers’ tenth birthday, 10 Years, 10 Voices, 10 Countries: 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 Caribbean Diaspora is perceived and presented by the mainstream, Black Classics explores the pioneers who have broken down barriers with their creativity and tenacity. They have developed and codified new techniques, setting a benchmark for culturally diverse dance training and…

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LDIF+ Workshop

6th May 2020 @ 9:30 am - 9th May 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£85 – £225 25 tickets left
Dancer Lena Blou in on one knee with her leg stretched out to the side, leaning forward with her arms bent above her like wings

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. Participants will work with Thomas Prestø (Norway), Lena Blou (Guadeloupe) and Makeda Thomas (Trinidad/USA) over three days, receiving a thorough introduction to each choreographer and their technique, with the course culminating in a performance opportunity for participants to showcase their work. The LDIF+ workshop series provides a fantastic opportunity…

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Signatures

6th May 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£10 – £12 100 tickets left
A dancer wearing light coloured shorts stands amidst book pages o the floor, stretching his arms up

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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Alice Sheppard – Where Good Souls Fear

7th May 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£16 – £18 100 tickets left
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.

Award-winning choreographer, Alice Sheppard, creates movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Engaging with disability arts, culture and history, Alice attends to the complex intersections of disability, gender, and race by exploring the societal and cultural significance of difference. Where Good Souls Fear is an investigation of colonial excess, provoking questions about who or what is too much. Ranging from spoken memories of growing up to lyrical floorwork to an explosion of furious movement, Good Souls challenges…

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LDIF+ Showcase Performance

9th May 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£5 40 tickets left
A Black woman in a white dress holds out her hands, palm to palm with two men crouched down before her

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 is a unique opportunity to experience dance that fuses African traditions, Caribbean movement, urban dance and contemporary practice.   Image: Tabanka Dance Ensemble, photograph by Noah Williams

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Reggie Wilson Masterclass

13th May 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£20 25 tickets left
Reggie Wilson stands on stage smiling

This masterclass offers a unique opportunity to learn alongside choreographer Reggie Wilson. Wilson will teach this class in his particular movement idiom, merging contemporary technique and post-modern structures with rhythmic folk traditions. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with his specific approach to choreographic research and understandings of the body and of performance, as conceived and employed by Fist and Heel Performance Group. LDIF masterclasses are designed to be suitable for all ages and dance abilities/experience levels.

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PHILADANCO! Masterclass

14th May 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£20 20 tickets left
A group of Black dancers in red trousers and headwear, grouped together crouching and leaping

Take part in a two-hour master masterclass with PHILADANCO! company members. Explore the Horton technique and work alongside expert dances to learn more about PHILADANCO's renowned dance style. The session will feature a series of codified exercises, isolations, movement patterns and progressions across the floor, to improve the dancer’s physical limitations. LDIF masterclasses are designed to be suitable for all ages and dance abilities and experience levels, so anyone can take part. One Private Masterclass Available Suitable for a group…

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PHILADANCO!

15th May 2020 @ 7:45 pm - 16th May 2020 @ 9:15 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
£16 – £18 99 tickets left
Joe Gonzalez is mid leap, legs stretched wide and hands held up to frame his face

Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the award-winning Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) return to Let’s Dance International Frontiers, having made their UK debut at the festival in 2017.

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