Let’s Dance International Frontiers

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.

Welcome to Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2021 (LDIF21)

If the events of the last year have taught us anything, it is that we live in an ever-fluctuating world where we have to be creative and responsive. With this in mind we are delighted to present a multifaceted programme of international dance that explores the theme Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World?

We celebrate International Dance Day on 29 April and over ten days, through innovative live performances, exhibitions and digital technologies, bring together dance enthusiasts from around the world. We are committed to supporting and showcasing artists through the establishment of the Black British Dance Platform and nurturing continuing professional development through our LDIF+ masterclass.

LDIF has a number of support and development opportunities for emerging talent including Signatures and Autograph programmes as well as workshop opportunities.

Pawlet Brookes
CEO and Artistic Director

Image Credit: Photographer Lucrecia Diaz – Dancer Brittany Williams
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LDIF Programme

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Colonisation in Reverse: Jean-Léon Destiné Exhibition

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Black British Dance Platform LDIF21

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Black British Dance Platform: In Conversation

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Nehanda: nora chipaumire

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LDIF21 Online Conference – Creating Socially Engaged Art: Can Dance Change the World?

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JOMBA! Digital Edge: Intimacies of Isolation

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Spirit of Jazz: BOP Jazz Theatre Company

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Globally Connecting: My Voice, My Practice In Conversation

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Dance Double Bill: Yinka Esi Graves and Maya Taylor

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Spot a Day Dance Diary: Patricia Vester

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Born to Protest: Joseph Toonga

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Jazz Dance In Conversation with Dollie Henry

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Open Calls and Commissions

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