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 theatres along the way!
To celebrate the company’s return, the Dance Consortium theatres are launching the Lateral T challenge. The Lateral T is one of the classic movements from the Horton technique that Ailey used in many of his famed works.
We want you to perform your best Lateral T pose and post your photo to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the #AileyLateralT with the chance to win an Ailey goody bag, including a 2016 tour programme signed by all the dancers! Dance Consortium will pick their favourite T – the more creative or exotic the location, the better!
Here are Alvin Ailey dancers Vernard Gilmore and Chalvar Monteiro demonstrating their Lateral Ts at the Alvin Ailey dance studios in New York City to get you going. Good luck! We look forward to seeing your T!
Winner announced 19 September 2016!
UK Tour: 6 September – 19 October 2016
Sadler’s Wells London, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Birmingham Hippodrome, Alhambra Theatre Bradford, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff, The Lowry Salford Quays, Mayflower Theatre Southampton, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury & Festival Theatre Edinburgh