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April 2021

Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition

April 29 - May 8
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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A black and white aged image of a man's face, cropped in tight to frame his eyes and mouth.

Jean-Léon Destiné (1918 – 2013) is known for his choreography that addresses Haiti’s history of resistance again colonialism and slavery. Featuring archival materials, some of which have never been presented in public before, Jean-Léon Destiné’s rich and colourful career is brought to life. Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change. Image…

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Spot a Day Dance Diary: Patricia Vester

April 29 - May 8
Various
I line drawing two people back to back.

Patricia Vester is an illustrator and artist based in Potsdam, Germany. For Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2021, Patricia Vester will be artist in residence, creating original responses to the festival, as she documents and encapsulates movement and dance, through visual art. Image credit - Illustration by Patricia Vester

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Born to Protest

April 29 @ 6:30 pm
Orton Square, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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Three male dancer outside in mid leap wearing jeans and t-shirt

To celebrate international dance day and the launch of LDIF21, choreographer Joseph Toonga and his company Just Us Dance Theatre present their first outdoor work Born to Protest, responding to the lived experiences of Black men through hip-hop dance. Born to Protest is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change. Image credit - Photographer Aaron Howell Image Description - Three…

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Black British Dance Platform

April 30 @ 7:45 pm
Curve I Online United Kingdom
A man in mid leap in a yellow jump suit on a black background

The Black British Dance Platform will showcase new and innovative work by British based artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. Supported by Serendipity and Dance4 with the aim of cultivate a sector that is representative of contemporary Britain. Black British Dance Platform is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for positive change. Black British…

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May 2021

Black British Dance Platform: In Conversation

May 1 @ 2:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free 5 tickets left
A black and white image of a man in mid leap with his head facing down, he is wearing a baseball cap with the text Black British Dance in Conversation in white text above his head.

Aimed at promoters, programmers and producers, this in conversation is an opportunity to hear more from the artists participating in the Black British Dance platform. The ticket link is to purchase a ticket to watch the dance shorts in person at Serendipity's Dialogue Box.  The dance shorts will also be available online. Black British Dance Platform: In Conversation is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a…

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Digital Dance and Discussion

May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free 3 tickets left
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Join us for a curated programme of dance films exploring storytelling, identity and expression. Following the screening, take the opportunity to delve deeper through a discussion of the work. The ticket link is to purchase a ticket to watch the screening in person at Serendipity's Dialogue Box.  The dance films will also be available on the day online on this page. Digital Dance and Discussion is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK. …

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JOMBA! Digital Dance

May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free 4 tickets left
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A selection of dance shorts that explores and interprets the uncertainty, isolation and contemplation sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with JOMBA! dance festival in South Africa. The ticket link below is to purchase a ticket to watch the dance shorts in person at Serendipity's Dialogue Box.  The dance shorts will also be available online. JOMBA! Digital Dance is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and…

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LDIF21 Online Conference – Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World?

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
£25

Through dance, artists have brought to light untold issues and taboos, codified, developed and raised the profile of dance techniques from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and engaged with audiences and their communities in innovative ways. This conference seeks to highlight the impact that Black women in particular have made to the international dance ecology. With contributors including Chanon Judson, Urban Bush Women (USA), Greta Mendez (Trinidad /UK), Maya Taylor (USA), Marlene Myrtil (Martinique / UK), Wanjiru Kamuya (Kenya/France)…

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Spirit of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company

May 5 @ 7:45 pm
Curve I Online United Kingdom
A group of dancers stood on stage lit in a red light with their hands up.

Spirit of Jazz is a collection of BOP repertoire and concert dance works and performances, capturing the individual and collective human spirit and creative expression of the jazz dance theatre art form. With original jazz compositions and arrangements by Paul Jenkins and choreography by Dollie Henry. Spirit of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium…

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An Immigrant’s Story: Wanjiru Kamuyu

May 6 @ 7:45 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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A woman on stage in a crouch position with the palm of her hands faced out.

Wanjiru Kamuyu is engaged in questioning the notions of place, belonging and otherness. A cosmopolitan on three continents – Africa, North America and Europe, her solo interrogates the gaze upon the “foreigner” in a new space and offers a critical eye on the notions of place and placement that are prevalent in today’s political discourse. An Immigrant’s Story: Wanjiru Kamuyu is part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual international dance festival produced by Serendipity UK.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and…

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