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m¡longa on the road – two weeks to go!

Roy Quinn: Update 7th June 2017 After six successful m¡longa performances in venues across the UK, the team have had a well-deserved day off to relax and experience the wonderful city of Birmingham and all it has to offer. Everyone did their … Read more

On tour with m¡longa

One week, nine shows and four m¡longa venues down, we caught up with LIPA student Roy Quinn, who is on tour with m¡longa, and quickly learning the ins and outs of a Dance Consortium tour. m¡longa is a sizzling production just like … Read more

Nélida Rodriguez de Aure on taking tango in a new direction

Written by Diane Parkes for DanceTabs Nélida Rodriguez de Aure, Tango dancer and coach on m¡longa, is among the royalty of Argentine tango. With a career spanning more than 40 years, she has taught Hollywood stars tango’s sultry steps, danced … 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

“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

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

“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

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

What did you think of the show?

Nederlands Dans Theater is currently touring the UK with 1 last venue to go! The 18 strong company have already touched down in 10 UK venues – and we want to hear from you! We’re asking audience members to Tweet or Facebook … Read more

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