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Interview with The Listening Room choreographer, Theo Clinkard

Thu 23 Feb 2017 from Rhiannon Brace for London Dance. TONIGHT Danza Contemporánea de Cuba make their Barbican debut with a triple bill of work by leading international choreographers including the company’s own George Céspedes, Olivier award winner Annabelle Lopez Ochoa … Read more

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World-class dance company inspires next generation of UK dance artists

In late summer 2016, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater worked, for the first time, with gifted and talented young dancers from Centres for Advanced Training across the UK, in a new partnership between Dance Consortium and DanceEast. Hosted at DanceEast’s … Read more

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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

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“Thank you UK for the sun, warmth, and your unyielding passion for Ailey!”

It’s week three of Alvin Ailey’s tour across the UK and we checked in with Glenn Allen Sims on his UK experience so far… Hello United Kingdom! My name is Glenn Allen Sims, and I am dancer with Alvin Ailey … Read more

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What did you think of the show?

The Ailey dancers are settling into tour life (see blog post from dancer Sarah Daley here or from Glenn Allen Sims here). We captured this sneaky backstage shot during rehearsals! (left). If you’ve been lucky enough to catch the company on … Read more

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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

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Ailey dancer Linda Celeste Sims remembers her first Revelations

Like every dancer in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Linda Celeste Sims remembers her first time. Not the day she first walked into the company’s New York headquarters, not even the first time she danced with them on stage – … Read more

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater & Centres for Advanced Training Intensive

Photo by Andrew Eccles   For the first time Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will work with gifted and talented young dancers from Centres for Advanced Training across the UK, in a new partnership between Dance Consortium and DanceEast. Dance … Read more

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Ailey Lateral T Challenge!

Following a five year absence from the UK, the incredible dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are back! The 2016 tour kicks off at Sadler’s Wells on 6 September and ends at Edinburgh Festival Theatre on 19 October, stopping at ten UK … Read more

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Dance Consortium’s FIRST Executive Director…

Some very exciting news from Dance Consortium today. We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Ros Robins as our first Executive Director, commencing on 5 July 2016. For the past three years Robins has worked as a consultant in the North … Read more