Leap Dance Festival to be a Year Long Event for 2010

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Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI) has announced an exciting program of dance for 2010 in celebration of LEAP Contemporary Dance Festival reaching its 18th Anniversary. The usual 2 week festival will be extended in collaboration with the launch of a new Merseyside Dance Promoters Network (MDPN) which will bring together all the main venues in the city to program a yearlong celebration of dance. LEAP 2010 will see the best companies on the UK and International touring circuit visit the Liverpool City Region along with new commissions, participation and community events across the boroughs, seminars and city centre street dance. Visiting company highlights include Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, National Dance Company of Wales and Candoco, Register at www.leap2010.co.uk to keep up to date of all the dance news throughout the year.

Mission:

• Produces a programme that is a year long – Leap Extra
• Develops artists through a new commission – Leap Out
• Increases participation across the boroughs – Leap Around
• Reaches more people – Leap About
• Informs practice – Leap Seminars
• Celebrates the 18th year of Leap – Leap