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

UK THEATRE AWARD NOMINATION 2016

Last week Dance Consortium was thrilled to be nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance for ‘bringing back the exceptional dancers of Nederlands Dans Theater 2 for a UK tour’.               … Read more

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NDT2: Q and A at Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Having just completed the 8th leg of Nederlands Dans Theater’s 2016 UK tour, the dancers are gearing up for their first performance at Theatre Royal Nottingham this evening. Post performance Q and A’s are hosted on the first night at every venue … Read more