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May 2021

Digital Dance and Discussion

May 1 @ 6:00 pm
Online United Kingdom
Free
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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.  The…

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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 – £70

Livestreamed/Zoom BSL Interpreted and Auto Captioned 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 communities in particular have made to the international dance ecology. Contributors include: Jeanette Bain-Burnett (UK) - director of participation at the Trussell Trust and Formerly Head of Community Engagement,…

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Globally Connecting: My Voice, My Practice In Conversation

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online – Zoom
Free

This In Conversation event, featuring Pawlet Brookes and some of the contributors from Serendipity's latest publication, My Voice, My Practice: Black Dance, will be an opportunity to listen to the voices of practitioners as they discuss their career history, techniques, pedagogy and performance practice, as they work to dismantle any perceptions of homogeneity when it comes to dance by, from and for the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. Panellists include Eduardo Vilaro, Makeda Thomas and Thomas Prestø. My Voice, My…

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Dance Double Bill: Yinka Esi Graves and Maya Taylor

May 8 @ 7:45 pm
Livestreamed United Kingdom
£16 – £18

Two exciting new pieces of dance from two change making choreographers. In her first solo piece, flamenco dancer Yinka Esi Graves explores the constant play between being seen and invisibility in The Disappearing Act. Maya Taylor returns with a new solo featuring her high energy and unique style of choreography, now familiar on stage and screen. Maya Taylor  Shape | Shifter Shape | Shifter is a new work by American choreographer, Maya Taylor, exploring the strain she has often felt…

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June 2021

LDIF+ Masterclass with Dollie Henry

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£30
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Dollie Henry is known for her infamous weekly Sunday jazz congregation dance class at Pineapple Dance Studios. This class is open for professional dancers, graduate and student dancers to share their love for jazz dance. LDIF+ Masterclasses Guidance To make the LDIF+ Masterclasses COVID-safe Serendipity are working with Curve to put a number of procedures in place. The class size will be kept small to ensure social distancing and the best possible experience working with the masterclass leaders. Full information…

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Born to Protest: Joseph Toonga

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Orton Square, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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Free
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Born to Protest aims to dismantle presumptions about the Black male figure based on intimidation, danger and isolation, revealing instead character traits around fragility, vulnerability and a constant battle to prove oneself. Please note that this event will be delivered within current COVID regulations, and attendees will be asked to social distance from those outside of their bubble. This event is free but confirming attendance in advance is recommended, to book your place please see below. The performance will last 45…

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Spirit of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company

June 19 @ 7:45 pm
Livestreamed United Kingdom
£16 – £18
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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.  The festival features performances, discussions, workshops and a conference exploring dance as a medium for…

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LDIF+ Masterclass with Jonzi D

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Curve, 60 Rutland St
Leicester, LE1 1SB United Kingdom
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£30
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Jonzi D is an MC, dancer, spoken word artist, director and advocate who has changed the profile and development of the UK British hip-hop dance and theatre scene. This masterclass is aimed at dancers who seek to develop their choreographic practice and voice within hip-hop dance theatre. Choreopoetry. How do words and dance connect? An engaging exploration of lyrically motivated movement. How does the body distort the meaning of text? Made up of short choreographic tasks in collaboration with the…

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Windrush Day Online Lecture 2021 with Dr Beverley Bryan

June 22 @ 6:00 pm
Online – Zoom
£10

A Brief History of Key Moments and Issues in the Black British Civil Rights Movement Following the success of the inaugural Windrush Day Lecture in 2020, Serendipity are delighted to present the 2021 lecture by Dr Beverley Bryan as she explores A Brief History of Key Moments and Issues in the Black British Civil Rights Movement. Dr Bryan was a founder member of the Brixton Black Women’s Group and the Organisation of Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD); a…

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October 2021

Burning an Illusion: Honouring the Legacy of Menelik Shabazz

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6AS United Kingdom
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£10.00
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Director Menelik Shabazz, English, UK, 1981, 101 min, 15 Paving the way for Black filmmakers in the UK, Black History Month 2021 recognises the legacy of Menelik Shabazz, who sadly passed earlier this year through this film screening and conversation.  As only the second British feature film made by a Black director in the UK, Burning an Illusion (1981) was filmed in London’s Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove communities and starring Cassie McFarlane, Victor Romero Evans, Beverley Martin and Angela…

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