Dance Consortium presents

Ailey 2

19 September - 28 October 2023

Ailey 2’s UK tour not only brings captivating performances but also offers enriching learning and participation activities for schools, community groups and dance enthusiasts.

Dance Workshops – Ailey 2 dancers teach workshops and masterclasses with schools and community groups. These on-stage workshops give budding dancers and participants a unique opportunity to learn from world- class performers. See tour venues for details.

Birmingham curtain raiser Performance Project – On Wednesday 4 October aspiring young performers from the West Midlands take the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome with a specially created ‘curtain raiser’ dance inspired by Ailey 2. Choreographed by Ailey alumnus Marcus J Willis, this remarkable project celebrates emerging UK dance talent and offers young artists a platform to showcase their skills and passion for dance.

Open Rehearsals – Audiences are invited to observe the dedication and discipline of Ailey 2’s performers during open classes and rehearsals, as they prepare for their evening performances. See tour venues for details.

Insight Notes – Teachers and students of performing arts can access free introductory notes on Ailey 2’s show. The notes provide background information about the company and insights into the creative process behind the show. Suitable for both formal and informal learning, these materials support curriculum study and enrich understanding and appreciation of dance