Leicester’s Annual Dance Festival Announce Thrilling Programme Of Dance And Performance

Leicester’s annual dance festival, Let’s Dance International Frontiers is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a thrilling programme of dance and performance from the UK, USA, Norway, Cuba, Martinique, Tanzania, Italy and more.

LDIF20 is produced by Serendipity, the diversity-led arts producing organisation based in Leicester and run by its award-winning CEO and Artistic Director Pawlet Brookes.  In celebration of 10 years of curating and producing the festival, the theme is 10 years, 10 countries, 10 voices: Black Classics.

LDIF20 launch performer Kyle Abraham. Photo by Tatiana Wills

Work will be presented across Leicester at Curve, All Saint’s Church, Leicester Guildhall, Leicester Gallery at De Montfort University and New Walk Museum.

“During LDIF20, we will revisit some of the highlights from past festivals. We are delighted to be welcoming back Kyle Abraham with a new solo work Cocoon, in his only UK performance, and PHILADANCO with an exciting mixed-bill of work. I’m particularly proud this year of the new work we’ll be presenting in our two development programmes: Autograph and Signatures.  Annabel Guérédrat and Henri Tauliaut are presenting a site specific work inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending the Staircase at New Walk Museum’s spiral staircase.  And the conference will be a vital ticket for anyone interested in how performance art is presented globally.” says Pawlet


HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
OPENING
April 29th

LDIF20 opens in dynamic style with the only UK performance by the award-winning, celebrated American choreographer/dancer KYLE ABRAHAM at Leicester Gallery, De Montfort University.  Kyle will perform a new solo work, Cocoon. 

LDIF20 ‘Signatures’ presents Samwel Japhet, On The Other Side Of Being, Photographer David April

Exhibition – Black Men in Dance: Masculinity In Motion
From April 29th

Another first for LDIF.  A superbly curated photographic exhibition featuring rare photos and footage from the past up to the present day.

Signatures
May 6th

An exciting programme of new work from Spain, Tanzania, France and Sweden at Curve Leicester.

Alice Sheppard
May 7th

British/American disabled dancer and choreographer, at Curve Studio

Artincidence – Nus Descendant L_Escalier, Annabel Guérédrat _ Henri Tauliaut

Artincidence
May 9th

The performance art company from Martinique, take audiences around the New Walk Museum in their contemporary piece Nudes Descending The Staircase.

Autograph
May 13th 

New work by young British artists developed by Serendipity at the Guildhall

PHILADANCO
May 15th, 16th

The ballet company from Philadelphia close the festival at Curve Leicester


Tickets are available now at www.ldif.co.uk  
For more infomation & the full programme visit https://serendipity-uk.com/programme/

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