Ailey nominated for UK Theatre Awards

UK Theatre has announced the nominations for the UK Theatre Awards 2017. The UK Theatre Awards celebrate creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Awards will be presented on Sunday … Read more

“Be amongst the people, it is the only way that you can give back to the audience…”

We have just three theatre stops to go on Ailey’s 2016 UK tour – Southampton Mayflower, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury and Festival Theatre in Edinburgh – and it’s dance, eat, sleep repeat for Ailey dancer Glenn Allen Sims… We have been thrilling audiences … Read more

Synne Knudtzon on the Ailey tour, beer runs and live tweeting

LIPA student Synne Knudtzon updates us on the company’s time in Southampton, at the Mayflower Theatre for Ailey’s eighth show of the 2016 UK tour… On Sunday evening we arrived in Southampton. Sadly, this was the last city for Hannah and … Read more

“The legacy of Mr Ailey is very simple: he was empowered by empowering others…

…And we take this empowerment all over the world” – Sean Carmon, Ailey Dancer. This is entirely truthful as Synne and I join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre on the last part of their UK tour to The Lowry in … Read more

Alvin Ailey yng Nghanolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Caerdydd

My name is Synne, and I am one of the lucky students from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts that has been given the opportunity to join Heather Knight (Dance Consortium) on tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a … Read more

The Ailey tour hits Nottingham

Thank you to LIPA student Hannah Storey for updating us half way through the Ailey UK tour… and all your hard work in the theatre! After interviewing with Heather Knight earlier this year at LIPA, I was invited to join … Read more

“Everyone is dancing beautifully” Ailey dancer Sarah Daley

Four weeks into Ailey’s UK tour and we caught up with dancer Sarah Daley on her adventures in Plymouth, Birmingham and Bradford. Next stop… Nottingham! We are a few weeks into the tour and the UK has welcomed us warmly … Read more

Bradford, are you ready for Ailey?

LIPA student Roy Quinn updates us on his life on tour with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater… It was a bitter-sweetness boarding the bus and leaving Plymouth for our new city – Birmingham! Our coach journey was a nice short one. … Read more

Going on tour with Alvin Ailey….

A line I never thought I would get to say! After meeting Heather Knight (Dance Consortium), thanks to a chance given by my university in late March, she gave me a chance in conjunction with my university to take me … Read more

Hooked on London – Sarah Daley

It’s week one of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s UK tour and the dancers have been let loose on London town. We asked Ailey dancer Sarah Daley to give us a run down of her first day in the city… I … Read more