The launch for this year’s Let’s Dance International Frontiers will be held at Leicester’s New Walk Museum on Friday 29 April marking the International Dance Day, which links Leicester with celebrations taking place across the globe.
The event will see dance academics, practitioners and enthusiasts unite to celebrate our unique and trailblazing dance festival, followed by two weeks of performances, workshops and seminars aimed at bringing everyone together to access, engage and enjoy dance.
The LDIF16 launch also welcomes back Guadeloupean dancer and choreographer Catherine Dénécy, who last captivated Leicester audiences in 2013 with her entrancing performance. Dénécy perform her new work Mi-Chaud, Mi Froid: on ne peut pas plaire à tout le mode, a piece is inspired by Lucette Michaux-Chevry who defined a generation of politics in Guadeloupe.
The piece draws on the richness of the Creole diaspora with live musicians emulating the soundscape of an underground jazz club, and offers a beautiful analogy between the world of politics and that of the cultural industries.
The LDIF16 launch is a fantastic opportunity to meet with your favourite dance artists and literates and celebrate the dance industry and festival to come!