Let’s Dance International Frontiers is the dynamic annual dance competition in Leicester which presents reside performances by fast-rising and established dance artists from the UK and overseas. The competition begins on Worldwide Dance Day, 29 April, and runs till 6 Might 2023.
Faucet dancers Annette Walker and Lee Payne, and reside music from the multi award-winning British saxophonist Soweto Kinch will kick the competition off at its opening night time.
Reveals at Curve Leicester and avenue performances of dance, music and poetry will happen all through town.
Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Pawlet Brookes MBE, launched the primary LDIF in 2011 to showcase prime quality dance that celebrates range. Serendipity’s mission is to centre views from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and current them as cultural experiences for all audiences. Since 2011 Serendipity has supported the work of 280 artists from over 46 international locations.
Artists who’ve premiered their work within the UK at LDIF embody Nora Chipaumire (USA), Germaine Acogny (Senegal), Kyle Abraham (USA), City Bush Ladies (USA and the one skilled African American ladies’s dance firm), Talawa Dance Ensemble (Norway), Ballet Hispánico (USA) choreographer Jeanguy Saintus (Haiti) and lots of extra.
LDIF Creative Director Pawlet Brookes MBE (left) is founder, CEO and Creative Director of Serendipity:
“I’m delighted to announce that we’ll be presenting a packed programme of dance at Leicester Curve studio areas the place audiences will be capable of entry excellent dance performers from the UK, USA, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Jamaica and extra.
“LDIF23 delegates may have a selection of thrilling workshops and masterclasses as we discover the historical past of dance methods, ground-breaking expertise and new concepts.
“Rising dance expertise takes centre stage with Signatures and Black British Dance Platform: two initiatives that help UK and worldwide artists. We’ll share experimental works at digital areas throughout town centre in partnership with the Black Digital Dance Revolution.
“This yr we’re moving into the world of jazz with a reside efficiency from the multi-award-winning British saxophonist Soweto Kinch and champion faucet dancers Annette Walker and Lee Payne in a brand new piece, Dance Contained in the Music which can open the competition on 29 April.
“Lastly, in a really thrilling growth, now we have struck a singular partnership with the legendary Howard College in Washington DC – the traditionally Black analysis college – who shall be sending a gaggle of fellows/college students to come back and be a part of us for the competition.”
Because the finale to LDIF23, Serendipity presents the UK premiere of BLACK HOLE: TRILOGY and TRIATHLON – a multidisciplinary efficiency choreographed by the award-winning motion artist SHAMEL PITTS, co-created and carried out by his Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE.