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

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