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Graduating in 2007, LCDS alumnus Ivan Michael Blackstock is a dance innovator and cultural observer who works across stage, music videos, advertising and television as an independent artist. Ivan has worked on Beyonce’s visual album Black Is King and has been a dancer for Kylie Minogue and Dizzee Rascal.

A multidisciplinary artist, in 2016 Ivan joined forces with independent arts producer Georgina Harper to launch CRXSS PLATFXRM and the organisation has delivered numerous projects and an annual live festival in Peckham. In 2020 launched his new production company ALTRUVIOLET.

In 2019, his work was recognised at the inaugural 2019 NOWNESS Awards and in 2021 he made the Dazed100 list.

“Ivan Michael Blackstock is a tour de force combining autobiographical content, storytelling and contemporary dance forms which address society’s brutal treatment of black people"

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