To celebrate over 60 years of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Consortium, in association with The Space, presented an exclusive live masterclass from the internationally-renowned dance company on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
On Friday 13th September at 2pm – the final day of the company’s UK run at Sadler’s Wells – Matthew Rushing, the Rehearsal Director for the Alvin Ailey company, and two of the company’s professional dancers lead an exclusive dance masterclass of Rennie Harris’ ‘Lazarus’ – directly from the Sadler’s Wells stage.
The 45 minute masterclass was streamed live on Dance Consortium’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels. The class was followed by a live Q&A hosted by choreographer and MC Hakeem Onibudo – giving digital audiences from across the globe a chance to put their questions to Matthew and Alvin Ailey company dancers.
Dance Consortium member theatres including Birmingham Hippodrome, Brighton Dome, Cardiff Millennium Centre, Norwich Theatre Royal, Plymouth Theatre Royal and Southampton Mayflower will also screen the Masterclass to live audiences their venues.