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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva

Thursday 21st June 2012, 7:45pm to 9pm at Curve

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva

Produced by Dare to Diva in association with Apples and Snakes, Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre and Peepul Centre.

Dare to Diva Productions presents the World Premiere of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Diva - A Choreopoem written and performed by Carol Leeming, part of Leicester’s Cultural Olympiad Festival.

A choreopoem combines spoken word, cutting edge contemporary music and physical theatre, with stunning digital visuals. Written and performed by multi-artist Carol Leeming. This is the story of a gifted but deeply flawed Black diva reflects on her life, imbued with a glorious dream, a prize seemingly everyone would want. This is an epic story of strength and vulnerability, unmistakably Leicester born and bred, of Windrush pioneers, spanning the 60s – 90s with highlights of family troubles, encounters with Disco Divas and Club Culture plus the underside of the music business and fame. All that glitters may not be gold...

Solitaire - a rare and precious jewel set apart, her life seemed like a long distance race, a battle or game, but would she ever win?  

Creative Innovation Supported by Igniting Ambition Legacy Trust, Arts Council England and Lottery.  

Part of Leicester's Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival - The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people.


Price: £8.00
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