Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019
29 April – 11 May
Venues across Leicester including:
- The Curve, Leicester Cathedral, Queen Victoria Arts Club, Phoenix Cinema
- Performances, workshops, masterclasses, films, networking opportunities
- Performers include: Ayikodans (Haiti) ; Kwesi Johnson (UK) ; Ronald K Brown/Evidence (USA) ; Tabanka (Norway) ; Mistato Shimizu (UK); Alesandra Seutin (UK) and more
Serendipity, the arts producing organisation based in Leicester and led by its award-winning Artistic Director Pawlet Brookes, curates and presents the annual dance festival Let’s Dance International Frontiers in Leicester between 29 April and 11 May.
Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), launches on 29 April – International Dance Day – and focuses on diversity in dance by showcasing new work from emerging local talent and internationally acclaimed performers and companies. LDIF19’s theme is Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice, which will be the focal point of discussion at the conference on 30 April.
Artistic Director Pawlet Brookes:
“This year’s theme, Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice is about recognising and celebrating how dance from the African and African Caribbean diaspora has shaped, influenced and informed contemporary dance practice and what this means to the international dance community. We are delighted to present Ronald K. Brown/Evidence in their LDIF and Leicester debut. Ronald K. Brown is a trailblazing African American choreographer, behind many popular works for Alvin Ailey and his own company Evidence. Evidence will present a triple bill: Torch, a tribute to Ron’s friend Beth Young, Come Ye, set to the music of Nina Simone and Fela Kuti, and the popular Four Corners (part of the Ailey repertoire).”
David Mead, editor of SeeingDance.com:
“LDIF is a really welcoming dance festival that has something for everyone: performances from emerging and established artists, including well-known names from overseas rarely seen in the UK, plus workshops, films and a conference. I love the contemporary vibe and that director Pawlet Brookes is always on the lookout for new spaces to host events alongside established venues. LDIF truly captures the richness of dance across all forms and all cultures: diversity in the truest sense of the word.”