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LEAP 2019

In its 26th year, Liverpool-based dance festival LEAP takes over venues across the city, in a landmark change to how dance is programmed in the North West.

Taking a lead from MDI’s new Director Martina Murphy, LEAP will feature sited and staged work along Hope Street and in major venues including Constellations, Invisible Wind Factory, Unity Theatre and the Bluecoat.

Launching on Thursday 3 Oct, LEAP brings dance to the bustling music venue and Baltic Triangle favourite Constellations. For the opening night, the thriving Baltic bar will play host to global touring production company Motionhouse, known for their stunning large-scale performances including the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Over the following 10 days, LEAP will offer a platform to aspiring local performers, as well as internationally renowned performers in a celebration of cross-artform storytelling through movement. Seke Chimutengwende and Alexandrina Hemsley’s Black Holes, Rosie Kay Dance Company’s Fantasia and Neon Dance’s Puzzle Creature are amongst the big name artists and companies already confirmed to perform this autumn.

 

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