Let's Dance International Frontiers 2017

Celebrating each year International Dance Day on 29 April, LDIF has a focus on showcasing new work from abroad and emerging talent. LDIF is a 10 day festival of dance that includes a national conference, films, workshops and site-specific projects, alongside a local, national and international programme of new work. Each year LDIF hosts over 10 new commissions from both UK and international artists.


  • Female dancer in nude leotard with her arms in the air looking at the sky
  • Autograph

  • Friday 5 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm (with 20 minute interval),
  • £10/ £8. For 12+ years
  • The rising talents of Protocol Dance Company, led by choreographer Lanre Malaolu, and dance artist Jessica Walker, take to the stage with provocative and innovative pieces exploring multifaceted themes of journey and identity.
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  • Two girls posing and wearing striking hats and gloves
  • CLAY

  • Sunday 7 May, 7.30pm - 8.30pm,
  • £10/ £8. For 12+ years
  • In CLAY Asha Thomas, American contemporary dancer and Yinka Esi Graves, British flamenco dancer, draw from their collective memory and experiences to create a unique language between them. One dancer of half Jamaican and Ghanaian descent and the other from a long line of Southern Baptist preachers, explore the connections between who they believe themselves to be, and the unconscious parts that make up who they are. It is the place where this duo’s dance influences cross that evokes memories of distant lands, all to the unique soundscape of flamenco and electric guitarist Guillermo Guillén.
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  • Six males dancers stood onstage with arms outstretched and looking a the sky
  • Invisible Visibility: Diverse Voices within Integrated Dance

  • Thursday 11 May, 2pm - 5pm, £15
  • For 12+ years
  • A half day symposium reaching out to disabled dancers from BAME communities, putting forward an agenda for change, inclusion and ultimately visibility within the sector and beyond. The event is for producers, funders and creative practitioners, to offer an opportunity to discuss the key barriers that marginalise BAME artists from taking centre stage. The aim of the programme is to showcase best practice from the sector, alongside creating room for discussion and debate the panel will include local, national and international practitioners and will be followed by a networking opportunity.
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