LDIF 2017

2017 will see Let’s Dance International Frontiers return for a seventh year with an innovative programme of dance from around the world. The LDIF17 programme will reflect upon the theme of ‘Identity and Choreographic Practice’ with performances, documentaries, workshops and discussion exploring this complex and multifaceted relationship.  Its annual conference will aim to examine how culture and training influence choreographic vocabulary and also touch upon how identity is revealed in practice, from practitioners’ unique signatures to the preservation, exploration or development of methodologies that have come before. LDIF embraces the cosmopolitan and international nature of Leicester with a programme that brings diversity to the forefront in dance, and celebrates and supports the work of dancers from the emerging to the established.

LDIF Programme

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar leads a workshop with students from DMU  - Photographer Olga Galona

Residency with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

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Gurumbe

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories

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Philadanco by Lois Greenfield (7)

Identity and Choreographic Practice

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SG2 - Stopgap Dance COmpany - Photographer Danni Spooner

Invisible Visibility: Diverse Voices within Integrated Dance

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Philadanco by Lois Greenfield (3)

PHILADANCO Workshop

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PHILADANCO – The Philadelphia Dance Company

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LDIF 2017: Call for Commissions

Signatures, a collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, is a platform that nurtures and supports undiscovered talent, by working with emerging dancers and choreographers and enabling them to realise their creative potential. The artists are selected on the innovative strength of their concepts and their desire to succeed in the arts industry.

Signatures is offering the opportunity for emerging artists to:

  • Showcase a new piece of work between a maximum of 10-15 minutes, as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers, in Leicester, Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Receive audience feedback and network with other dance professionals and practitioners
  • Receive a performance fee of £300, plus contributions towards travel expenses (please note, although we welcome applications from International artists, we have a limited capacity to contribute towards their travel)

In order to be considered as part of the Signatures programme each dancer/choreographer will need to:

  • Provide a biography or CV that highlights their experience and capacity to create a quality piece work for the general public, and demonstrates a track record of producing quality work which is innovative, diverse and challenging
  • Submit a video, web links or a DVD of existing work
  • Give the name of the potential piece you would like to develop, some information regarding the motivation behind the work and an estimation of the length and technical requirements of the piece

The selection is made by a panel comprising the artistic leaders from Serendipity and Dance4. Criteria for selection is based on:

  • Highest Quality; work with a clear sense of purpose and integrity that has the potential to reach the highest artistic standards of practice
  • Engagement; work that has the ability to interact and captivate audiences

The deadline for this opportunity is Monday 12 December 2016, 5pm

Please submit your proposals by email to info@serendipity-uk.com or post them to:

Serendipity
CL00.07a, Clephan Building
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH

 

For more information please call 0116 257 7316 or email info@serendipity-uk.com