Have you heard of Cameron McKinney?

If you haven’t heard of Cameron McKinney by now, you should have. One of the perks of working with emerging artists is the opportunity to see them grow both personally and professionally, and Cameron McKinney is one such artist. A dancer and choreographer based in New York, Cameron is no stranger to Let’s Dance International…

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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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BlackChat

Got an opinion about something, got something to say, want to talk, or interested in what other might think? Then BlackChat is the forum for you. Just as the Cabinet Office announced it Race Disparity Audit, BlackChat had deputy director of health for Leicester, Ivan Browne, give his own personal views on where we are…

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The Return of Ragamuffin

Last week saw the return of Ragamuffin as part of the thirtieth anniversary celebrations of BHM Leicester.  Ragamuffin came with the style, swagger and political historical perspective, which is still relevant today.  Contextualising Black history whilst offering an opportunity to reflect contemporary issues and make a stance on whether time has stood still as the…

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Lost Legends: Artist Directory

Lost Legends is calling out to local artists to get involved and showcase their work. A new online directory that highlights local talent and artists from the African and African Caribbean community in Leicester and the East Midlands. Serendipity are calling out to local artists interested in showcasing their work to a wider audience through…

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LDIF17 Round Up

Hello Readers,   WOW! I cannot believe that it has already been two weeks since the launch of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017. The programme this year was jam packed with awe-inspiring events. Hats off to the Serendipity team for putting the LDIF17 programme together! I am reminiscing while writing this blog post for you…

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Lost Legends: Project Update April 2017

Serendipity are proud to present and launch the new section of the website focused on Leicester’s Lost Legends, the African and African Caribbean community. 2017 celebrates the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in Leicester and Serendipity’s Lost Legends project has identified issues for change where Black History Month is concerned. Many participants who are…

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What is Jookin?

Ahead of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2017 I have had the privileged of interviewing Phoebe Driscoll Director of Pharaohs of Memphis. This is Phoebe’s international premier in the UK! What inspired you to do a documentary about jookin? When I was in college, a friend of mine was hosting an art exhibition in downtown Memphis.…

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