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The final countdown to Cirque Éloize

With January now well under way we’re now on official countdown to welcome French Canadian Circus company, Cirque Éloize with their show Cirkopolis, to the UK. It is one of our longest tours to date with the company being here … Read more

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Dance Consortium Co-Chair Stuart Griffiths awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List

We excitedly announced at the beginning of the year that Dance Consortium’s Co-Chair, Stuart Griffiths has been awarded an OBE on the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Stuart Griffiths is currently a Co Chair of Dance Consortium and has been … Read more

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Donate to Dance Consortium

Fancy giving a different kind of gift for Christmas this year? 500,000 people have seen a Dance Consortium show in the last 14 years, and over 130,000 of them had never seen a dance performance before. We think that’s fantastic! … Read more

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The Cirkopolis pictures are in… And they’re fantastic!

We’re now looking ahead to our 36th Dance Tour of the UK! And just to get you a bit excited we’ve got the professional shots from the company. It definitely looks like Cirque Éloize’s Cirkopolis is going to be full … Read more

Such a beautiful photo taken at Bradford Alhambra Theatre!
Photo by Jose Luiz Pederneiras

Goodbye Grupo Corpo!

We have just completed our 35th Dance Consortium tour with Brazilian dancers Grupo Corpo. We had a fantastic time showing them around the UK and we had extremely warm receptions at every venue so a HUGE thank-you to Sadler’s Wells, … Read more

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Looking Back: Grupo Corpo Company History

Artistic Director of Grupo Corpo, Paulo Pederneiras, talks us through Grupo Corpo’s history: The contemporary Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo was founded in 1975 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and debuted its first work, Maria Maria, the very next year. Featuring … Read more

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Dancing to the Rhythms of Life

“When people think of Brazil – they think of football and carnaval…” Pedro Pederneiras laughs as he says this. He knows that by the end of tonight, hundreds of people will take away a whole other vision of his native … Read more

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Preparing the UK for a Brazilian visit…

Forget about the World Cup. The only Brazilian team we can’t stop talking about right now is Grupo Corpo… Whilst all eyes are on Rio as they gear up to hold one of the world’s biggest sporting events this summer, … Read more

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LIPA Ladies on Tour – Brighton Final installment and reflection

On Wednesday, 16th of April, we left Southampton for our last stop with Compagnie Käfig and Dance Consortium – Brighton. All the beautiful cities we have seen so far travelling with this tour paled in comparison with this wonderful seaside … Read more

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The LIPA ladies on tour in Southampton

As we’re writing this blog, ¾ of the tour are completed. It only takes a week to meet the company and fall in love with the show. When we think about waving them goodbye on Saturday, an unexpected feeling of … Read more