Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2023 Launch Dance Inside the Music – World Premiere
April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£16.00 – £18.00
Saturday 29 April
Mercure Leicester – The Grand Hotel
£18 | £16 Concession
Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2023 returns with another unique launch event to celebrate
International Dance Day (29 April) and International Jazz Day (30 April) and embracing this year’s
theme Uncovering the Dance Within: Origins and Authenticity.
Commissioned by Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Dance Inside the Music explores
the kinship between dance and jazz music, with specific reference to the traditions of hoofing – tap
dance in its most percussive form – and contemporary movement. This is the place where the music
moves and the movement makes music.
A talented line up of artists join force for a performance to remember.
Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young
musicians in both the British jazz and hip-hop scenes, amassing an impressive list of accolades and
awards on both sides of the Atlantic including two MOBOs and two UMA.
A polymath, Annette Walker is a versatile dancer, actor and musician as well as a consultant and
researcher. She is one of the leading exponents of a new generation of tap dancers taking the stage
with style, grace and rhythm.
Starting within swing and the lindy hop circuit, Lee Payne has graced the stage in Singin’ in the Rain
and Riverdance, alongside dancing for such artists as Enrique Inglesias, Gabrielle, Wyclef Jean, Brian
Harvey, Steps, S-Club 7, The Honeyz, The Appleton Sisters and many more.
Cameron McKinney is no stranger to Let’s Dance International Frontiers ince his Leicester debut in
2015; he has been a Choreography Fellow at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, an Alvin Ailey Foundation
New Directions Choreography Lab Fellow, a Hearst Choreographer-in-Residence at Princeton
University and an Asian Cultural Council Individual Grantee.
Freddy Houndekindo is an interdisciplinary artist situated at the assemblage of music, dance and
performance. He joined Cullberg the national and international contemporary dance company based in
Stockholm, Sweden in 2018.
The evening will also see the launch of Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage’s partnership
with Howard University.