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LDIF19 LAUNCH: AYIKODANS
29th April 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree – £18.00
In the historic and reflective setting of Leicester Cathedral, Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019 will launch with an exciting new commission by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus and his company Ayikodans.
Ayikodans highlight the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that embraces a modern Caribbean culture and creativity. Reflections is a retrospective look at Jeanguy Saintus’ thirty year journey. Deeply rooted in his native Haiti’s vodou culture, Jeanguy Saintus focuses his work on the diversity of forms, genre and style.
Those who attended LDIF18 will be familiar with Jeanguy Saintus’ unique crosscultural body language that speaks with the power of remote times and places. Ayikodans have performed internationally across the Americas, the Caribbean and in Europe. Most recently, Jeanguy has re-envisioned Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring for Phoenix Dance Theatre.
Ayikodans’ performance for LDIF19 marks International Dance Day. Advanced booking is essential.