Black Dance Digital Revolution is a nationally significant project working with regional partners; Serendipity (Leicester), Northern School of Contemporary Dance (Leeds), Dance City (Newcastle), Dance Umbrella (London) and beyond to draw upon the dance heritage within these four cities. Dancers are asked to submit a one minute dance film in their favourite location of the city they are based in. These dance films will create the digital exhibition on billboards within our partner cities within the UK, for the countdown of Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2023 (LDIF23). Encouraging local students, dance artists and non-dancers, share their favourite dance styles or techniques, in the hopes to inspire people, to get up and dance, see dance and to be a part of Midlands leading dance festival, LDIF23. The chosen submitted videos will be a part of two aspects of the Black Digital Dance Revolution project:
- LDIF23 (April – May 2023) they will feature as part of a campaign across digital poster sites in the four partner cities.
- Digital Week (November 2023) where all submitted dance films will be edited into one larger dance film.
Participants involved will need to confirm and sign a film and photography consent form for their video to be a part of the project and shared in public.
- Applications close: Sunday 26 March 2023
- Exhibition starts: Saturday 1 April – Sunday 7 May 2023
- Black Digital Dance Revolution: Digital Week – Monday 6 November 2023 -Sunday 12 November 2023
Dance film submission must:
- Be one minute in length
- Has not been used for any other public piece of work before or share what you have filmed until after Sunday 7 May 2023, on any media platforms.
- Be appropriate for a public audience.
- Consent for Serendipity’s use of your dance film.
To be eligible you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Complete the Creative Space in a Digital Domain application form and monitoring from.
- All films must be completed at time of submission.
- By submitting a dance film for consideration to Creative Space in a Digital Domain the filmmaker grants Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage the right to screen the film prior, throughout and after the festival as stated in the capacity above. Serendipity will never upload a completed film to the Internet without the filmmakers consent.