Poet in Residence: Cubs the Poet

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Capturing the essence of LDIF23 Christian “Cubs the Poet” Davenport will document the festival talking to artists, academics, choreographers and audience. Cubs started his career typing custom poems in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 2011. He was appointed the first poet laureate of Baton Rouge in 2019.

Through his publishing company, Poetry Still Matters LLC, he creates custom books and recently collaborated with dancer and choreographer Maya Taylor and trombonist Jeremy Phipps on SHAPE | SHIFTER, a personal work examining the strain of assimilation, which premiered at Let’s Dance International Frontiers online in 2021 and in person in 2022.Cubs the Poet responds to the people and events around him. His current projects include the SOUL STUDY which brings together his spontaneous typewriter poetry and POETRIATS (poem and art) into a physical studio space. As Poet in Residence, Cubs the Poet will document the festival through poetry,
interviews, photography and painting to encapsulate the spirit and the people that make up LDIF23.

LDIF Programme

Full Programme

Creative Space in a Digital Domain

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BLACK DANCE UNCOVERED: ORIGINS AND AUTHENTICITY

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Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2023 Launch Dance Inside the Music – World Premiere

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Thomas Prestø Masterclasses and Theory Sessions

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Uncovering the Dance Within: Origins and Authenticity Conference

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Shamel Pitts Masterclass

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Freddy Houndekindo Masterclass

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Signatures and the Black British Dance Platform

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Monuments of Fem: Hottentot Venus to C**t – Alexandria Davis

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Black British Dance Platform in Conversation

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Cameron McKinney Masterclass

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Black Digital Dance Revolution: The Silent Beat: A Haptic Conversation

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Antoine Hunter Masterclass

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Practices of Rooting and Performative Becoming: Exploring British Caribbean Diasporic identity through the Embodied Spatialities of Dance – Tia-Monique Uzor

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BLACK HOLE – Trilogy and Triathlon – Shamel Pitts | TRIBE

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Cocktails and Conversation with Gladys M Francis

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Serendipity’s Speakeasy: LDIF23 After Show Party

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Creative Space in a Digital Domain Exhibition

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