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Ludus means ‘play’. Ludus is about mixing things up a bit and offering a range of perspectives on performance, on place, on possibility through performing arts.
Ludus Festival Leeds 2014 follows the first celebration of Leeds as an international centre of excellence in the performing arts, which took place in 2012.
It will take place over 7 days in April 2014. Residents and visitors are invited to come out to play; to experience different kinds of performances across the city. The Festival will be a mix of ‘pop up’ pieces, community-led performances and international work that takes its lead from the city itself.
As well as inviting artists to present work and to create new pieces for audiences in venues across Leeds, the festival is an opportunity for reflection on what it means to perform. It’s not just about presenting work on stage, it’s about treating the city as a platform to try out different ideas about performance, about what we might find and where we might find it if we embrace the idea of ‘play’.
‘X’ marks the spot where this experiment is taking place. Where is that for you?