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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

Diane Parkes interviews choreographer Annabelle López Ochoa…

Choreographer Annabelle López Ochoa has worked with top dance companies across the globe – and yet she says there is something special about Danza Contemporánea de Cuba. Which is why she’s delighted that the Havana-based company is now bringing her … 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

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

“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

“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

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