Lesole’s Dance Project (LDP) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, founded by Lesole Z. Maine in 2003. The company of six dancers was the 2003 grant recipient of The Washington Post’s: Bringing the Arts to Our Community, and in 2007, LDP was nominated for the Emerging Performer/Group at the Metro DC Dance Awards. The company creates and performs works that highlight the unique qualities of contemporary modern and Afro-Fusion dance and provides educational residency programs on the movement and history of popular Traditional South African dances such as Gumboots, Indlamu and Panstula.
The company has performed nationally at the National Museum of African Art in Philadelphia, Miami International Book Fair, Cincinnati Play House in Ohio, Michigan State University, and The Harris Theater-Dance Africa Chicago and in the Washington DC area at Dance Africa DC-Dance Place, University of Maryland, The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. In August 2009, LDP launched its First Annual International Edu-dance Program, working with local primary schools in the townships of Sebokeng, South Africa
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