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Sarah Crompton on the addictive power of m¡longa

“I can recommend tango to anyone,” says choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, with some enthusiasm. “It’s so enjoyable. You are in movement, and someone joins you. You really have the feeling when you are dancing, that you are not alone. You … Read more

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Another city, another week…and another kilt

Buenos Dias from Edinburgh! Another update from the Danza Cuba 2017 tour here in beautiful (and sunny) Edinburgh. Sunday was our travel day from Inverness– a stunning scenic four-hour drive, featuring a very Cuban-esque music playlist on the coach. We … Read more

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Beers, bridges and NESSIE

Hola again from Kay and Josh! (Joshua Davies and Kay Nicholson – Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts). Fresh from a 4-hour coach journey from the beautiful Inverness to busy Edinburgh. We are two … Read more

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Update from The Big D!

A big hello from Joshua Davies and Kay Nicholson from Brighton Dome. We are currently Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and have kindly been given the opportunity to shadow Dance Consortium Tour … Read more

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Win a signed Danza Cuba programme!

Just as the Danza Cuba dancers were settling into tour life we pinned them down between rehearsals to sign ten programmes, and these will be sent out to our favourite tweet reviews from across the tour! If you’ve been lucky enough to … Read more

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Danza Cuba live stream, Wed 22 Feb 3pm

We LIVE streamed a Danza Cuba class & rehearsal from Newcastle Theatre Royal on Wednesday 22 February. If you missed the live streaming at www.danceconsortium.com, catch up here! The dancers perform their daily class on stage, followed by sections of Matria … Read more

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Help us define dance using the hashtag #whatisdance on Twitter

What does dance mean to you? The #whatisdance campaign, hosted by the Dance Consortium venues and supported by the Danza Contemporánea de Cuba dancers, looks to free the mystery behind the art form and make dance accessible to audiences everywhere. Take … Read more

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Win tickets to see Danza Contemporánea de Cuba

With one month to go until Valentine’s Day and the start of Danza Contemporánea de Cuba’s UK tour, tag your Valentine on the post on Dance Consortium’s Facebook page and the two of you will be in with the chance of winning … 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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“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