Welcome to LEAP Dance Festival 2018.
    We’re delighted to have Liverpool Hope University as our Major Partner and Liverpool ONE as Principal Sponsor. This year’s festival celebrates the theme of suffrage, marking 100 years since some women won the right to vote. In honour of this each performance, all of which are new to Liverpool, will feature a female protagonist.

What’s On

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Our Dance Democracy: Dance, Performance, Culture and Civic Democracy

Friday 2nd – Saturday 3rd November 2018 Hope University Creative Campus Tickets: £100-£150 Tickets for Our Dance Democracy are no longer available online. If you are interested in attending please email info@mdi.org.uk to obtain a ticket. Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) and Liverpool Hope University will present a two-day conference to open LEAP 2018. Artists and […]

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Shake It Up! Youth Dance Showcase

Sunday 4 November, 5pm The Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets : £7.50 / £6.50 Young dancers from across the region come together for a day of workshops and performances, culminating in a showcase starring the best young contemporary dance talent from across the Liverpool City Region. This is a fantastic opportunity to see […]

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Jo Fong: An Invitation

Tuesday 6 November, 2pm and 6pm The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets : £9.50 / £7.50 WATCH THE TRAILER An Invitation… is an alive and evolving work. An Invitation… is about connection, conversation, spontaneity and uncertainty. It’s also playful, joyous, imaginative, powerful and human. An Invitation… is about us. We are creating this performance now. We play the performer. We play the audience. We […]

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Double Bill: Laila Diallo – In This Moment & Liz Roche – Wrongheaded

Tuesday 6 November, 8pm Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50 Laila Diallo, IN THIS MOMENT Drawing on and transforming materials from Countless Yellow Chairs, a recent piece created and performed with composer Jules Maxwell and many yellow chairs, Canadian-born, Bristol-based dance maker Laila Diallo finds new threads and connections for this new […]

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Liz Lea: RED

Wednesday 7 November, 6pm The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets : £9.50 / £7.50

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Cultiv8: Workshop / Discussion / Performance

Thursday 8 November, 10am – 10pm Multivenue, Hope University Creative Campus. Tickets: £50 – Full Day (includes ticket for The Head Wrap Diaries) £8 – Uchenna Dance Workshop £35 – Discussion Event £9.50 / £7.50 – Mixed Bill Performance

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Cultiv8 Mixed Bill Performance

Thursday 8 November, 6-7pm Hope University Creative Campus Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50 Solo performances from a diverse group of women that takes the temperature of Black Dance in the UK today: Claricia Parinussa Anon. [allochtoon] belum: not yet, not as yet (Behasa Indonesie) This work forms the departure point of a research inquiry into the history […]

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North West Seen: Part 1

Friday 9 November, 7pm The Warehouse Studio Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50 LEAP 2018 presents a selection of new works and work-in-progress from North West artists, exploring topical and thought-provoking issues. North West Seen: Part 1 is a mixed bill featuring Kate Jackson, Baba Yaga and Paula Hampson. KATE JACKSON will […]

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Lost Dog: Juliet & Romeo

Friday 9 November, 8:30pm Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus. Tickets : £11.50 / £9.50

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North West Seen: Part 2

Saturday 10 November, 7pm The Warehouse Studio Theatre Tickets: £9.50 / £7.50 LEAP 2018 presents a selection of new works and work-in-progress from North West artists. In Part II of LEAP’s selection of new works and work-in-progress from North West artists, VICCI RILEY will share Herring Girls, a piece of contemporary dance theatre in development. […]

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ViTAL!

Sunday 11 November, 6pm The Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus Tickets : £7.50 / £6.50    

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Avant Garde Dance: Fagin’s Twist

Monday 12 November, 8pm The Epstein Theatre Tickets: £14.00 / £12.00 Co-produced by The Place, Fagin’s Twist is commissioned by Theatre Bristol, East London Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, Dance East and The Place. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Book Tickets

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