A fusion of contemporary and traditional African Caribbean forms, from dancers, drummers and international artists of all ages. Featuring Impulse, Birmingham's own adults' community performance group, Jamo Jamo Arts providing live African drumming and dance from Senegal, ACE Youth Dance Academy and Untold Dance Company from Amsterdam.

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Archive listings for ACE Dance and Music

Work type: Dance or ballet.

Skin Reimagined - T01925318488

Rich in contrast and leaping gracefully between the old and the new, SKIN Reimagined explores what lies beneath the skin. Directed by NSCD alumna and ACE Artistic Director Gail Parmel, this powerful double bill reignites ACE's collaboration with international choreographers Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa) and Akiko Kitamura (Japan) and features new scores, costume designs, choreography and digital projections. Drawing on rituals, ancient spirituality and science, ACE's company of six dancers dig deep to explore what it means to be an individual, and what binds us together.Director Gail Parmel. Choreographer Vincent Mantsoe. Choreographer Akiko Kitamura.
7 Mar 20Riley Theatre, Leeds :: V1104
listing details L1972720291
6 Feb 20Theatre Royal, Winchester :: V782
listing details L01937688402

Ten - T01397479815

To celebrate 20 years of creating and touring dance shows, ACE have reunited with choreographer Jose Agundo to make an extraordinary new piece - TEN. At a time when more and more people across the world find themselves leaving their own lands, ideas of home and belonging are changing. Full of both intense physical power and very human fragility, TEN explores the concepts of moving away and leaving, looking at how and why people choose previously unimagined destinies over the lives they'd always thought they'd live.Choreographer Jose Agudo.
8 Nov 18Capstone Theatre, Liverpool :: V0538369222
listing details L01846091845
16 Nov 17Riley Theatre, Leeds :: V1104
listing details L510895255
24 May 17Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
listing details L1374377057
30 Mar 17Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L108908141
3 Feb 17Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L0970884104
27 Jan 17Lichfield Garrick, Lichfield :: V118
listing details L1970298318
11 Nov 16Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury :: V925
listing details L411861848
4 Nov 16mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1540900286

Mana/Dark Cell Double Bill - T1701420683

In Mana, South African Choreographer Vincent Mantsoe will take you back to ancient times, evoking the spirit and earthy ambience of African dance and Shaman traditions. The word 'mana' is used in over twenty-four languages, it unifies beliefs,cultures and ages. Delving deep into the unknown, Mana will take you on a journey. Feel the hairs on your neck stand up and a shiver down your spine as you encounter the force which resides within all living beings and inanimate objects, the stuff of which magic is made. Watch exceptional dancers express soul, energy and precision to a stunning backdrop of commissioned music and cutting-edge lighting design, with movement styles drawing from Afro-fusion, Martial Arts techniques, the essence of Flamenco and Ballet. Broken Borders Arts Project: Dark Cell. Drawing inspiration from former political prisoners of South Africa's Robben Island, Dark Cell is an award-winning dance work which uses the concept of a prison cell as a metaphor for mental imprisonment. "Prison is designed to break one's spirit and destroy one's resolve... all with the idea of stamping out that spark that makes each of us human and each of us who we are." Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom. Includes minimal male nudity. Performed at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown in July 2014Choreographer Vincent Mantsoe (Mana). Choreographer Themba Mbuli (Dark Cell). Music Phil Thurston (Dark Cell). Other Kent Ekberg (concept - Dark Cell).
24 Oct 14mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L01222825742

Mana - The Power Within - The Thousand Shepherds/Mana - T0200112959

An international dance double bill, blending modern dance, afro-fusion, martial arts, flamenco and ballet. A Thousand Shepherds - A Thousand Shepherds' is a pilgrimage - a physical and spiritual journey that involves looking inwards and outwards, behind and beyond, to ourselves and those that accompany us. Mana - South African choreographer VINCENT MANTSOE will take you back to ancient times, evoking the spirit and earthy ambience of African dance and Shaman traditions. Focusing on the internal strength of the individual and how this is embodied, as each of us takes our own spiritual journey. Used in over 24 cultures the concept of Mana encompasses spiritual and religious ritual, belief and practice. Identifying those values, journeys and expressions that refresh the soul, inspire us or leave us in awe, yearning for more.Director Gail Parmel. Choreographer Jose Agudo (A Thousand Shepherds). Music Vincenzo Lamagna (A Thousand Shepherds). Director Vincent Mantsoe (movement - Mana). Choreographer Gail Parmel (Mana). Music Andy Garbi (Mana). Design Claire Whitcomb. Lighting Gary Bowman. Costume Le Minh Tran (costume maker). Costume Kimie Nakano. DramaturgLou Cope. Performer Rudi Cole. Performer Yukiko Masui. Performer Sophia Preidel. Performer Julia Robert. Performer Iona Waite. Performer Jerome Wilks.
25 Apr 14Riley Theatre, Leeds :: V1104
listing details L443515281
9 Apr 14Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
listing details L01434586773
28 Mar 14Artrix, Bromsgrove :: V073680848
listing details L2120055861
26 Mar 14Circomedia, Bristol :: V053777299
listing details L01061608337
20 Mar 14The Hat Factory (previously the Artezium), Luton :: V01371430831
listing details L0614545255
19 Mar 14Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L0768949453
14 Mar 14Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore :: V1731036448
listing details L24283837
7 Mar 14Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
listing details L1335251383
4 Mar 14The Core (formerly the Library Theatre Arts Complex), Solihull :: V157
listing details L0484333919
29 Nov 13Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
listing details L767140797
28 Nov 13Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth :: V906
listing details L0694792256
13 Nov 13Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
listing details L01256528852
7 Nov 13 to 8 Nov 13mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L64094903
2 Nov 13The Place Theatre, Inner London :: V240
listing details L01060753503

Pulse and Beats - T1840892681

18 Aug 12mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1350382570

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