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.
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
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.
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.
An exciting programme of new work from Spain, Tanzania, France and Sweden at Curve Leicester.
British/American disabled dancer and choreographer, at Curve Studio
The performance art company from Martinique, take audiences around the New Walk Museum in their contemporary piece Nudes Descending The Staircase.
New work by young British artists developed by Serendipity at the Guildhall
May 15th, 16th
The ballet company from Philadelphia close the festival at Curve Leicester