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OOH LA LA CABARET 

Fri 26 April 
The Black E

Ooh La La Cabaret present a night of circus, cabaret and burlesque. Expect high camp entertainment and death defying stunts from world class performers. An evening of sequins, feathers and a whole lot of flesh. Featuring: acrobats, aerialists, burlesque, comedy and dance.

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Photo: David Edwards

DANCING AT THE MUSEUM

Sat 27 April 
World Museum Liverpool 

Experience a day of free, pop-up performances happening inside and outside the museum, with performances from groups including Fallen Angels Dance Theatre, Mersey Swing CIC, Capoeira for All, Melt Dance, and 24 Hope Street’s Ballet, Contemporary, 50 Moves and Men!Dancing! classes. Plus a new commission from Clementine Arts in association with Mariana Pires, Amina Atiq and Olena Hrabchak (supported by Culture Liverpool).

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Photo: Ted Williams

SCHOOLS DANCE PLATFORM

Mon 29 April 
Archbishop Blanch School

Schools and colleges from across Liverpool City Region are invited to share performances based on countries and cultures from around the world, for International Dance Day.

Dance style will range from Flamenco and Paso, to Breaking, Street Dance, Commercial Contemporary and Can Can, performed by students from 19 schools and colleges.

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LIVERPOOL DANCE PRIZE

Thu 2 May 
The Capstone Theatre  

The North West’s emerging artists and choreographers share new work in a chance to win £1000 development fund. In partnership with Liverpool Hope University and Dance Consortia North West.

 

We're supporting six artists are to present work in development: 

Porcelain Delaney, Tiegan Doyle, Jack Evans, Rachel Li, Chloe Robinson and Mohan Welstand-Keryk.

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Photo: Alan Smith

YOUTH DANCE SHOWCASE

Sat 4 May 
The Capstone Theatre  

An evening of performances by and for youth dance companies from across Liverpool City Region.

During the day, students will experience master classes and dance workshops from all dance disciplines.

 

In the evening (the ticketed event), 13 groups will perform in a range of dance styles, representing the region from 

Liverpool and Wirral to St Helens, Knowsley and Sefton.

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DOCKSIDE BREAKERS: BOSS BREAKING 

Sun 5 May 
The Black E  

Dockside Breakers take over the Black E in a celebration of hip hop and breakdance culture. This jam will be a competition for over and under 16s, with competitors battling it out for prize monies.

Schedule:
12.30pm Beginners' workshop
2pm - Dockside Breakers' performance
2.15pm - Top 16 battles begin
3.15pm - Quarter Final battles
4pm - Semi Final battles
4.30pm - Final battles

 

If you're competing, please arrive before 12.30pm, and if you're watching, please arrive by 2pm.

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Photo: Paul Doyle

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Photo: Paul Doyle

DANCING IN THE STREETS 

SOLE REBEL: CEILIDH

Mon 6 May 
Liverpool City Centre 

Enjoy outdoor performances from some of the region’s leading artists, including: 

Afrodance Academy, Andrew Hall, Ben Cosgrove, Capoeira for All, City of Liverpool College, Dockside Breakers, Grace Goulding, House of La Porta, House of Suarez, Ithalia, LIPA, Lisi Perry, Melt Dance, Mersey Swing, Movema, Sole Rebel and Stephanie Greer.


Hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside's Ngunan Adamu. Sponsored by Liverpool BID Company and Liverpool One.

Tue 7 May 
Arts Bar Hope Street  

Sole Rebel CIC brings their community Ceilidh event to Leap Dance Festival. Dust off your shoes and get ready to take part in an evening of dancing and live music.

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Photo: Brian Roberts courtesy LIPA

HIGHER EDUCATION SHOWCASE

Thu 9 May 
The Capstone Theatre

A selection of new work by emerging talent from the North West, selected from universities and training schools, including City of Liverpool College, LIPA, Liverpool  Hope University, Shockout (Manchester), University of Chester and University of Salford.

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Photo: Anna Levin 

HOUSE OF SUAREZ
VS LEAP

Fri 10 May 
The Black E

Worlds collide, as performers from across the festival (Mersey Swing, Melt Dance), take to the runway in a range of categories, with iconic voguing from House of Suarez, House of La Porta and House of Somme.

 

Hosted by Rikki Beadle Blair.

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TRIPLE BILL: ROWENA GANDER/TACITURN/
TMC COLLECTIVE 

Wed 8 May 
Unity Theatre 

A triple bill of new work commissioned by Culture Liverpool from female choreographers based in Liverpool:

Before she falls is a new work from contemporary dance company taciturn exploring themes of falling in and out of love, longing for, and revelling in it, the love we can't live without it love and the love we carry with us each day.

 

TMC Collective present a choreographic exploration of female empowerment, and the challenges that women face at different stages of life, influenced by Afro dance, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop styles.

 

Woman | Women is a new theatre work from Rowena Gander co created with Eli Randle (Tmesis).

CONTACT US
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CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Chaos Arts C.I.C.

100 Pinehurst Ave

Lievrpool

L4 7UJ 

EMAIL

paul@leapfestival.co.uk

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