Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 (LDIF24)
Camouflage: Embodied Dance
29 April – 5 May 2024
Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 (LDIF24) returns for the festival’s fourteenth edition. Focusing on dance practitioners from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and Indigenous communities where they meet Diaspora. LDIF has established a reputation as the UK’s leading voice and home for Black dance. LDIF24 explores the theme of Camouflage: Embodied Dance. A deceptively simple premise that opens the door to a realm of Black theorists from Édouard Glissant’s “right to opacity” to the paradox of the invisibility/hyper-visibility of Black women discussed by bell hooks and many others through to the socio-political commentary of Caribbean carnival and Mas reflected through the camouflage of one’s self. Ultimately, tackling issues of the Black performing body, the histories embodied within and the transformation of a dance artist in order to share these stories.
LDIF24 launches on 29 April, International Dance Day, with a new commission from rising talent, Raul Reinoso, premier dancer with Acosta Danza and concludes with headliners National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. With the full line up of performances, masterclasses and the annual conference will be announced soon. In the interim, do not miss out of our early bird full festival pass.