The Black British Dance Platform (BBDP) is a collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, with the ambition to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, who are based in England, with a desire to present work internationally.
Through the Black British Dance Platform, Serendipity and Dance4 showcase independent artists/companies as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF), an annual dance festival produced by Serendipity), supported through Dance4’s Dance from England programme. This platform and partnership will lead to increased international connectivity and visibility of black British dance.
The first Black British Dance Platform took place on Friday 30 April 2021 and the artists and works selected to present were FUBUNATION with Ruins and Dani Harris-Walters with Happy Father’s Day. The performance was livestreamed, and made available for 48 hours after the broadcast. The next iteration will take place on Wednesday 4 May 2022.
As well as a showcase for the public, BBDP is aimed at promoters, programmers and producers to create more visibility of the artists participating.
The Black British Dance Platform is part of Serendipity and Dance4’s joint commitment to affect long-term change in dance through the leadership of both organisations. This collaboration supports their aims to cultivate a sector that is representative of contemporary Britain, broadens the presence of independent artists internationally and enriches international perspectives into England’s dance ecology.