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May 2022

LDIF+ Masterclasses: Makeda Thomas

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Curve, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 3UL
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£30.00

LDIF+ is Let’s Dance International Frontiers’ year-round programme supporting continuing professional development opportunities for dancers and choreographers.  For LDIF22 the masterclasses cover a range of techniques rooted in the richness of the African and African Caribbean Diaspora. Makeda Thomas is a New York/Port of Spain based dance artist and founding director of the Dance and Performance Institute, Trinidad and Tobago. Interdisciplinary in nature, her artistic practice, scholarship and teaching are situated at the intersection of performance practice, Diaspora theory, dance…

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LDIF+ Masterclasses: Ballet Hispánico

May 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Curve, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 3UL
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£20.00

Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training, and community engagement.  An eclectic fusion of contemporary and Latin dance forms, work alongside Ballet Hispánico to learn more about their repertoire as a resource providing access points for movement, socio-political and cultural context. Serendipity Connect members save 15% on this masterclass. Join us.

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LDIF+ Masterclasses: John Hunte

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Curve, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 3UL
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£30.00

John Hunte is an accomplished performer, arts activist, choreographer, teacher and consultant.  Executive Director of the Barbados Dance Project, Hunte was artistic coordinator for CARIFESTA XIII and a former Cultural Officer for Dance at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF).  Hunte is currently a tutor at the Barbados Community College and lecturer at the UWI Cave Hill Campus in the creative studies and cultural studies programmes. Serendipity Connect members save 15% on this masterclass. Join us.

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Dance Dialogues: Black British Dance Platform In Conversation

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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Free

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.  In collaboration with Dance4.

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Yinka Esi Graves and Maya Taylor

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Guildhall, Guildhall Lane
Leicester, LE1 5FQ
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£16.00 – £18.00

Two collaborative solo works, first shared as part of LDIF’s online programmes in 2020 and 2021, come to life with Leicester’s historic Guildhall as a backdrop. The Disappearing Act Yinka Esi Graves The Disappearing Act is a solo exploration of the ways in which Black women articulate their resistances to negation by Yinka Esi Graves.  Graves is particularly interested in methods of camouflage and mimicry that insidiously seep into the intimate realm, asking what the real cost of being viable…

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Dance Dialogues: A Wise Monkey Knows Which Tree to Climb: Perspectives on Decolonising Black Dance

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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£10.00

A roundtable conversation with Thomas Talawa Prestø discussing his PhD research and the steps we need to take to unpack and decolonise dance practice, with specific reference to the African and African Caribbean Diaspora This event is free to Serendipity Connect members. Join us.

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Dance Dialogues: Black British Ballet with Patrick Williams, Denzil Bailey, Sandie Bourne and Marsha Lowe

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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Free

The Black British Ballet project aims to celebrate and document the careers of Black dancers and choreographers in British ballet in the past century. This conversation seeks to open the doors for future collaboration and development. blackbritishballet.com

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CONVERSATION AND COCKTAILS WITH EDUARDO VILARO

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Exchange, Rutland Street
Leicester, LE1 1DR
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£10.00

Eduardo Vilaro is the Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico. He was named Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director in 2009, becoming only the second person to head the company since its founding in 1970.  Vilaro has infused Ballet Hispánico’s legacy with a bold brand of contemporary dance that reflects America’s changing cultural landscape. Vilaro’s philosophy of dance stems from a basic belief in the power of the arts to change lives, reflect and impact culture, and strengthen community.  He considers…

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June 2022

Windrush Day Annual Lecture with Professor Gus John

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Hall, 115 Charles Street
Leicester, LE1 1FZ United Kingdom
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£8.00 – £10.00

For the third year running, Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage are delighted to present the 2022 Annual Windrush Lecture by Professor Gus John, as he explores The Road to Independence and what it means for African and African Caribbean countries to be in independent in a constantly evolving changing political landscape. Professor Augustine “Gus” John was born in Grenada and has lived mainly in the UK since 1964. He was a member of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination…

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Black Visionaries for the Future – Roundtable

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dialogue Box, Serendipity, 21 Bowling Green Street
Leicester, LE1 6AS
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Free

As part of Unearthed: Forgotten Histories, this roundtable discussion gathers international Black women academics with the vision to build and sustain meaningful intergenerational debates surrounding heritage. This roundtable exalts the work of leading pioneering ‘visionaries’ examining how we might build community and collective strategies in Academia. Opening the conversation Dr Anita Gonzalez, Co-Lead of New Racial Justice Institute (USA).

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