LDIF 2016

In 2016, LDIF celebrates it’s sixth birthday returning with another innovative programme of dance from around the world. We are delighted to welcome the ground breaking performance ensemble Urban Bush Women, who will feature in this year’s programme with Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, UBW’s founder and Visioning Partner, as the keynote speaker for our annual conference “Black Women in Dance: Stepping out of the Barriers”. The conference and programme will reflect upon the challenges that have faced Black Women in the world of dance, but also celebrate the tenacity, strength and creativity of these women, giving them a voice to tell their own stories. 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

01267_Catheirne Dénécy - Mi-Chaud Mi-Froid (1)

Mi-Chaud, Mi-Froid (LDIF16 Launch)

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01267_Cameron McKinney - Loft Technique Workshop

Loft Technique Workshop with Cameron McKinney

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Black Women in Dance: Stepping Out of the Barriers

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Adesola Akinleye: Biography

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Urban Bush Women

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LDIF 2016: Call for Commissions

Signatures 2016: 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, Friday 6 May 2016.
  • 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 your 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.

Deadline for submission: Thursday 19 November 2015, 5pm

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

CL00.07a, Clephan Building
De Montfort University
The Gateway

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