Kerry-Ann Henry in Mountain Climbing
Image Credit: National Dance Theatre
Company of Jamaica

LET’S DANCE INTERNATIONAL FRONTIERS 2024 CAMOUFLAGE: EMBODIED DANCE

29 APRIL – 4 MAY 2024

LEICESTER, UK

Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) is an annual dance festival launching each year on 29 April, International Dance Day.  With dance at the heart, LDIF pushes boundaries with a creative programme that reflects the international nature of Leicester through performances, discussion seminars, masterclasses and an annual conference. 

Over the last fourteen years, LDIF has presented over 280 artists and companies, including 69 UK premieres and 42 world premieres.  LDIF has also fostered the work of emerging artists, through platforms such as Signatures, Autograph and the Black British Dance Platform in partnership with FABRIC.  LDIF has become a trailblazer for international dance programming and commissioning in the UK, with many artists making their UK debut as part of the festival, before appearing at mainstream venues including Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion (USA), Urban Bush Women (USA), PHILADANCO (USA), Germaine Acogny (Senegal), Maya Taylor (USA) and Shamel Pitts/TRIBE.

Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 (LDIF24) explores the theme of Camouflage: Embodied Dance.  A deceptively simple premise that opens the door to a realm of Black theorists from Édouard Glissant’s “right to opacity” to the paradox of the invisibility/hyper-visibility of Black women discussed by bell hooks and many others through to the socio-political commentary of Caribbean carnival and Mas reflected through the camouflage of one’s self.  Ultimately, tackling issues of the Black performing body, the histories embodied within and the transformation of a dance artist in order to share these stories.

LDIF24 EarlyBird Pass

Multiple Venues Leicester, United Kingdom
Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 (LDIF24) Camouflage: Embodied Dance 29 April – 5 May 2024 Leicester Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 (LDIF24) returns for

LDIF24 CONFERENCE CAMOUFLAGE: EMBODIED DANCE

Phoenix 4 Midland Street, Leicester, United Kingdom
The conference for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024 explores the theme of Camouflage: Embodied Dance. This annual gathering of artists, activists and practitioners has
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LDIF24 NETWORKING EVENT

Phoenix 4 Midland Street, Leicester, United Kingdom
For conference delegates and Serendipity Connect members An opportunity for delegates and members to join together for an exclusive networking event to meet fellow

Masterclass with Marlon Simms

Curve 60 Rutland Street, Leicester
The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica blends the lore, music and dance traditions of Jamaica, Africa and the American South with both

SIGNATURES AND BLACK BRITISH DANCE PLATFORM

Curve 60 Rutland Street, Leicester
Two platforms in one evening of dance for Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2024, Signatures and the Black British Dance Platform come together to showcase

Masterclass with L’Antoinette Stines

Curve 60 Rutland Street, Leicester
A unique opportunity to take class with L’Antoinette Stines, the creator of L’Antech (L’Anyah Reggae Technique), an eclectic Caribbean contemporary dance technique which synthesises

The Future of Caribbean Dance L’Antoinette Stines

Dialogue Box - Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester
Free for Serendipity Connect Members Regarded as an expert in popular, folkloric Jamaican dance and the development of contemporary dance, L’Antoinette Stines has lectured

Black British Dance Platform in Conversation

Dialogue Box - Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester
Aimed at promoters, programmers and producers, this is an opportunity to hear more from the artists participating in the Black British Dance Platform. In

Masterclass with David Blake

Curve 60 Rutland Street, Leicester
David Blake has conducted master classes and workshops in musical theatre, jazz, modern and African Caribbean dance practice and has taught and choreographed internationally,

Dance Education with David Blake

Dialogue Box - Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester
David Blake is known for his work as a performer, lecturer, choreographer and creative director, and with his long running role as ‘Banzai’ in

Masterclass with Sharon Watson

Curve 60 Rutland Street, Leicester
Sharon Watson is CEO and Principal of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, she was one

Hidden Histories: Animated – Black Dance Voices

Dialogue Box - Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage 21 Bowling Green Street, Leicester
Animated is a community dance magazine, published by People Dancing. Written by dance artists and dance/arts professionals, it reflects community dance culture in the

Cocktails and Conversation with Marlon Simms

The Exchange
For invited guests and Serendipity Connect Members A reception to celebrate National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica’s performances as part of Let’s Dance International
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