Let’s Dance International Frontiers

Following on from the success of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2021 online programme, Serendipity is delighted to present LDIF+ a weekend of in person events, alongside an opportunity to revisit some of the online events from earlier in the festival.  A safe return to the studio comes in the form of two masterclasses with Dollie Henry and Jonzi D.  Alternatively, learn more about the life and career of Haitian choreographer Jean-Léon Destiné who influenced the work of Katherine Dunham, George Balanchine, Geoffrey Holder and many others through archive objects from his life in dance with the exhibition at Curve, inspired by the work of Louise Bennett-Coverley and her influential poem Colonization in Reserve.  Finally there is a chance to see Joseph Toonga’s new outdoor work Born to Protest, which comes one year after protests in solidarity and support of Black Lives Matter took place internationally in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

Following this weekend, 22 June 2021 marks Windrush Day with the second Windrush Day Lecture taking place online, this year with Dr Beverley Bryan a founder member of the Brixton Black Women’s Group who pioneered Black history teaching in her classroom in the 1970s; and a member of the British Black Panther Movement.

Whether it is online or in person, we hope that as things start to open up again there are opportunities for us to come together, reflect and share.

Pawlet Brookes
CEO and Artistic Director

Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) is an annual international dance festival that happens every year in Leicester. Showcasing high quality dance that celebrates diversity and intersectional identities, in over 10 years LDIF has welcomed over 266 artists and companies from over 45 countries.

LDIF Programme

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Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition

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LDIF+ Masterclass with Dollie Henry

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Born to Protest: Joseph Toonga

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Spirit of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company

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Windrush Day Online Lecture 2021 with Dr Beverley Bryan

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Spot a Day Dance Diary: Patricia Vester

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