Edinburgh, Education and more Castles!

Hello again from Josh! The m¡longa cast and crew are currently on our (very bendy) journey back down to Newcastle so another perfect opportunity to catch up on the last few days of tour. In fact we’ve just crossed the border over … Read more

Robin Hood, Castles and Tango!

Hello! LIPA student Josh Davies is back on tour with the Dance Consortium, this time with a unique take on Argentinian Tango: m¡longa. We’re currently on our long journey up to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre, so I thought it would … Read more

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

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

“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

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 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

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

An interview with NDT2’s Dutch dancer Guido Dutilh

Following our chat with the wonderful Grace Lyell last week, Dance Consortium caught up with one of NDT2’s few Dutch dancers, Guido Dutilh. Guido joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in August 2014 and will be embarking on his first trip to the … Read more

The Baden Baden Festspielhaus

A view of Cedar Lake; From Lake to Bath

It’s full steam ahead for Dance Consortium as the final preparations are being put into place for the next tour to arrive on UK shores; Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. My name is Sophie and I am the latest recruit to … Read more